Description: The identity of this gentleman has never been fully confirmed. It was once thought to be of Christopher Anstey (1724-1805), the Cambridgeshire landowner who came to Bath for his health in 1760 and stayed from 1770. In 1766 published the New Bath Guide, a satirical observation of Bath society in verse which influenced later observers. It currently hangs in the Guildhall Banqueting Room.
By someone in the circle of William Hoare (1707-1792), oil on canvas. Once thought to be by the leading portraitist in Bath, it is probably by a contemporary in his style. Hoare often produced several versions of portraits, including multiple prints.