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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, studio of William Hoare, circa 1754 - NPG 1050 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

studio of William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1754
49 3/4 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1264 mm x 1010 mm)
Purchased, 1896
Primary Collection
NPG 1050


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  • William Hoare (1707-1792), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Possibly one of the several versions of the portrait that Chatham described in 1754 as 'the very best thing [Hoare] has yet done, in point of likeness'. 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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  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 45
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 119
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 63

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