Colonel Bodens

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Colonel Bodens
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James Sayers
(Colonel Bodens)
London, C Bretherton June 4th. 1782
180 x 110 mm
A full length portrait in profile of George Bodens, who was commissioned in 1762. He was a favourite subject of Sayers, who etched a number of caricatures of him. He was a member of Boodles, ‘ fattest, best-tempered and most popular man in London’. He is here semi-caricaturized, in profile, wearing a loopedhat and buttoned overcoat, his hand thrust in his coat pocket.
BM 6064