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William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

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William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1755-1757) - NPG 35 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, (1755-1757)
50 in. x 40 in. (1270 mm x 1016 mm)
Purchased, 1858
Primary Collection
NPG 35


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  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.

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This is a copy of a lost original showing Lord Bath in his parliamentary robes as an earl. An x-ray taken in 1963 revealed a head under the present one, slightly above and to the right, with a hair style in fashion of c.1810, suggesting that this copy was made in the 19th century. 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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