James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos

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James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, by Herman van der Myn (or Mijn), before 1726 - NPG 530 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos

by Herman van der Myn (or Mijn)
oil on canvas, before 1726
68 5/8 in. x 48 3/4 in. (1743 mm x 1238 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 530

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This unusual painting of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos is actually part of a larger picture, which we know about from eighteenth-century descriptions. In 1751 the Dutch artist Johan van Gool recalled seeing a life-sized portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Chandos, with the Duchess painting the portrait of her husband. The picture was cut in half at some point, so only the Duke remains. But at the right hand side the Duchess's foot, and the canvas she was working on, can still be seen. 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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