Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive

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Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, studio of Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt, circa 1773 or later - NPG 39 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive

studio of Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1773 or later
50 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. (1276 mm x 1022 mm)
Purchased, 1858
Primary Collection
NPG 39


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The prototype of this popular portrait by Dance is presumably the full-length in the collection at Powis Castle. The portrait shows Clive in uniform with the ribbon and star of the order of the Bath, with a battle scene in the background. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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