Benjamin Delacour's 'The two sons of Daniel Gurney, Esq., of North Runcton' was featured in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1843.
Daniel Gurney (1791-1880), banker and antiquary, was born on 9 March 1791 at Earlham Hall, near Norwich. He joined the Norwich firm of Gurney & Co. where he became a partner and later the head of the company. Gurney wrote essays on banking and published privately 'The record of the house of Gournay'. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and served as J.P., Deputy-Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Norfolk. He died on 14 June 1880 at his seat near North Runcton, Norfolk.
A portrait of Daniel Gurney seated, November 1842, 267 mm x 343 mm. On the back is the note 'copied by J.W. Guillod May 1849'.
The provenance of the collection is unknown.