Joseph Henry of Straffan, Co. Kildare

Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk | 31.2 x 21.3cm | 1744-51

Pier Leone Ghezzi

After inheriting a fortune from his banker father in 1741, Joseph Henry made two trips to Italy to study and collect art. His apparent youth in this caricature suggests that Ghezzi drew it during the Irishman’s first trip of 1744-45, but it could dat...
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