Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759), by William Hogarth (1697-1764), circa 1740.

A head study, wearing a grey wig, in a shaped gilt and lacquer frame, oil on canvas, 8.7cm by 7cm.

Although the Baroque composer trained in Halle in his native Germany, he moved to England in 1712, where he was to spend most of his distinguished career; becoming a naturalised British subject in 1727.


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