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Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

(1764-1839), Writer on opera

Sitter in 9 portraits
Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, was an English nobleman, styled Lord Edgcumbe from 1781 to 1789 and Viscount Valletort from 1789 until his accession to the earldom in 1795. He was the author of Musical Reminiscences of the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, which comprised a list of all the operas he heard from 1773 to 1823.

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The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L146

'Marlborough Theatricals', by and published by John Jones, published by and after  James Roberts - NPG D14918

'Marlborough Theatricals'

by and published by John Jones, published by and after James Roberts
mezzotint, published 8 December 1788
NPG D14918

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters), by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D18117

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Singleton Copley
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D18117

Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17540

Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pen and ink, circa 1799 (circa 1790)
NPG D17540

Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17572

Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pen and ink, 1799 (circa 1790)
NPG D17572

'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12786

'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 April 1802
NPG D12786

'The Pic-Nic orchestra', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12789

'The Pic-Nic orchestra'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 23 April 1802
NPG D12789

'Dilettanti-theatricals: - or - a peep at the green room', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13099

'Dilettanti-theatricals: - or - a peep at the green room'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published 18 February 1803
NPG D13099

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'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 April 1802
NPG D13699

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