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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 Christopher Wren, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 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

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

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

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

Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry, attributed to Charles Jervas - NPG 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

Samuel Scott, by Unknown artist - NPG 1683

Samuel Scott

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1725-1735
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1683

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

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

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms', by Gawen Hamilton - NPG 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

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

Alexander Pope, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 1179

Alexander Pope

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

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

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 Price, by George Beare - NPG 1960

Francis Price

by George Beare
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1747
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1960

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

William Hogarth, by William Hogarth - NPG 289

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1758
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 289

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

Peter Scheemakers, by Andreas Bernardus de Quertenmont - NPG 2675

Peter Scheemakers

by Andreas Bernardus de Quertenmont
oil on canvas, 1776
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2675