Graduate of Merton College (c.1804)

John Taylor (1738-1838)

Portrait of the Rev. John Peers, aged 23, in a classical setting.

Date: c.1804

Plumbago on vellum

Sotheby's March 1982

John Peers was a graduate of Merton College, Oxford. He died in 1855 in his 84th year. The son of a London customs officer, John Taylor moved to Oxford where he made a career of painting portraits of the undergraduates and academics. He was in his 99th year when he died.


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