Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, attributed to Alexis Simon Belle, circa 1712 - NPG 593 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

attributed to Alexis Simon Belle
oil on canvas, circa 1712
56 1/2 in. x 44 in. (1435 mm x 1118 mm)
Purchased, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 593

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Painted wearing his peer's robes as a Viscount, perhaps in 1712 when he was in Paris as ambassador. The carved and gilt oak frame is French and probably the original.

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