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Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

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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Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 3794

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1685
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3794

Antonio Verrio, by Antonio Verrio - NPG 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

Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 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

Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini - NPG 5699

Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini
oil on canvas, circa 1717
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5699

Jonathan Swift, by Charles Jervas - NPG 278

Jonathan Swift

by Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1718
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 278

William Kent, by William Aikman - NPG 6063

William Kent

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

David Le Marchand, by Joseph Highmore - NPG 6142

David Le Marchand

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

Sir James Thornhill, attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae - NPG 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

'The Gaols Committee of the House of Commons', by William Hogarth - NPG 926

'The Gaols Committee of the House of Commons'

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1729
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 926

John ('Jack') Broughton, by William Hogarth - NPG L243

John ('Jack') Broughton

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

John Saunders(?), by John Saunders(?) - NPG 3135

John Saunders(?)

by John Saunders(?)
pastel, 1732?
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3135

George Vertue, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 576

George Vertue

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

Elizabeth Carter ('Elizabeth Carter as Minerva'), by John Fayram - NPG 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

Nicholas Hawksmoor, after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt - NPG 4261

Nicholas Hawksmoor

after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
bronze bust, 1962 (1736)
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4261

William Shenstone, by Thomas Ross - NPG 4386

William Shenstone

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

Alexander Pope, by William Hoare - NPG 299

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
pastel, circa 1739
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 299

Colley Cibber, possibly from the studio of Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt - NPG 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

Jonathan Tyers and his family, by Francis Hayman - NPG 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

William Hogarth, by Louis François Roubiliac - NPG 121

William Hogarth

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

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford, by Francis Hayman - NPG 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

Sir Thomas Robinson, 1st Bt, by Frans van der Mijn (or Myn) - NPG 5275

Sir Thomas Robinson, 1st Bt

by Frans van der Mijn (or Myn)
oil on canvas, 1750
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5275

Louis François Roubiliac, attributed to Joseph Wilton - NPG 2145

Louis François Roubiliac

attributed to Joseph Wilton
marble bust, circa 1761
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2145

Sir John Fielding, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 3834

Sir John Fielding

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1762
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3834

Tobias George Smollett, by Unknown artist - NPG 1110

Tobias George Smollett

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1770
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1110