The calling of the child Samuel is described in I Samuel III, 2-10. According to Waterhouse DPG223 is a studio replica of the original at Knole of c.1776. The picture seems to have remained in the painter's possession and was purchased by Bourgeois at the Reynolds studio sale of 1796.


  • Title: The Calling of Samuel
  • Date: Before 1776
  • Physical Dimensions: w689 x h763 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Greenwood's, Sir Joshua Reynolds sale, 18 Apr. 1796, lot 12. Bt Bourgeois; London, Noel Desenfans and/or Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1804-1807: 1804 Insurance List, no. 6; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Artist: Reynolds, Sir Joshua
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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