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George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

(1751-1837), Patron of art

Sitter in 9 portraits
On the death of his father when he was eleven Wyndham succeeded to vast ancestral property including Petworth House in Sussex, and a great art collection. In his youth Egremont's reputation was as a man of fashion and as a womaniser. In 1794, he sold his London house and moved the ancestral art collection to Petworth. It was constantly visited by artists, many of whom he kept in employment. He bought Old Masters and antique sculpture, as well as commissioning numerous landscapes, subject pictures, and portraits. Most famous as the patron of Turner and a host of British painters and sculptors, Egremont also stood out as an enlightened and philanthropic landowner and an innovative farmer.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(43)

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1829
NPG 316a(43)

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art', by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - NPG 795

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, circa 1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 795

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, by John Samuel Agar, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Wright, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D36129

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 16 April 1810
NPG D36129

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, by John Samuel Agar, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Wright, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D14676

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 16 April 1810
NPG D14676

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, by Charles Turner, published by  John Phillips, after  William Derby - NPG D36130

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

by Charles Turner, published by John Phillips, after William Derby
mezzotint, published 1 December 1825
NPG D36130

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, by William Ward, after  John James Masquerier - NPG D1831

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

by William Ward, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D1831

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D20446

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1826
NPG D20446

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, after John Edward Carew - NPG D36128

George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont

after John Edward Carew
line engraving, 1837 or after
NPG D36128

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