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Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford

1 of 6 portraits of Francis Hayman

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford, by Francis Hayman, circa 1748-1750 - NPG 217 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, circa 1748-1750
28 1/4 in. x 36 in. (718 mm x 914 mm)
Purchased, 1866
Primary Collection
NPG 217


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  • Grosvenor Bedford (1708-1771), Friend of Sir Robert Walpole. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Francis Hayman (1707 or 1708-1776), Painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 13 portraits.

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  • Francis Hayman (1707 or 1708-1776), Painter. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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In this double portrait, Hayman shows himself with his palette while painting the portrait of one of his earliest and most constant patrons, Grosvenor Bedford who sits next to him. The chair that Hayman leans against appears in several other of his conversation paintings and is therefore believed to have been his own. 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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