Colley Cibber

1 portrait on display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

Colley Cibber, possibly from the studio of Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt, circa 1740 - NPG 1045 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Colley Cibber

possibly from the studio of Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
painted plaster bust, circa 1740
26 1/2 in. (673 mm) high
Purchased, 1896
Primary Collection
NPG 1045


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  • Colley Cibber (1671-1757), Dramatist and actor. Sitter in 8 portraits.

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This striking painted plaster bust was once at Strawberry Hill in the collection of Cibber's friend, Horace Walpole. 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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  • Audio Guide
  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 54
  • Piper, David, The English Face, 1992, p. 130
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 125