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Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

(1753-1827), Art patron, connoisseur and landscape painter

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Sir George Beaumont was one of the most influential patrons of the day. He was also the president of the British Institution, which was established in 1806 to provide an alternative exhibition space to the Royal Academy. In 1821, he travelled to Rome to seek out the young British artists whose flourishing academy he had heard so much about. Once in Rome, Beaumont met some of them and offered a few, including Charles Eastlake and John Gibson, prestigious commissions. In 1823, once Beaumont had returned to London and apparently on his instigation, the British Institution presented the infant British academy with a substantial gift of £200.

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The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt, by John Wright, after  John Hoppner - NPG 3157

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

by John Wright, after John Hoppner
watercolour, engraved 1812 (1803)
NPG 3157

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31592

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1787 or after
NPG D31592

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13085

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 November 1797
NPG D13085

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt, by John Samuel Agar, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Wright, after  John Hoppner - NPG D19827

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 16 January 1812 (1803)
NPG D19827

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D672

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1820-1826
NPG D672

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D673

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1838
NPG D673

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Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 16 January 1812 (1803)
NPG D31590

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Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 16 January 1812 (1803)
NPG D31591

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