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Room 10
The Arts in the early 18th century

Room 10This room, flanked at one end by a white marble bust of Roubiliac and a bronze bust of Nicholas Hawksmoor, displays portraits of central figures in the artistic and literary world in the first half of the eighteenth century. It includes portraits of the satirist Jonathan Swift and the poet Alexander Pope.


Room introduction

See also: Room 10: miniature case

24 portraits on display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

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2890

Antonio Verrio

by Antonio Verrio
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1700
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2890

113

Sir Christopher Wren

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1711
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 113

4818

Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1717-1719
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4818

6063

William Kent

by William Aikman
oil on canvas, circa 1723-1725
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6063

6142

David Le Marchand

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, circa 1723
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6142

4688

Sir James Thornhill

attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae
oil on canvas, circa 1724-1726
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4688

238

Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

attributed to Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1725-1730
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 238

706

Jonathan Richardson

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, 1729
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 706

L243

John ('Jack') Broughton

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1730
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L243

576

George Vertue

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1733
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 576

1384

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms'

by Gawen Hamilton
oil on canvas, 1735
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1384

L242

Elizabeth Carter ('Elizabeth Carter as Minerva')

by John Fayram
oil on canvas, circa 1735-1741
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L242

1179

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1737
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1179

4386

William Shenstone

by Thomas Ross
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1738
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4386

1045

Colley Cibber

possibly from the studio of Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
painted plaster bust, circa 1740
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1045

5588

Jonathan Tyers and his family

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, 1740
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5588

121

William Hogarth

by Louis François Roubiliac
terracotta bust, circa 1741
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 121

5829

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by Louis François Roubiliac
marble bust, 1745
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5829

161

Samuel Richardson

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, circa 1747
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 161

217

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, circa 1748-1750
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 217