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Edward Wortley Montagu

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Edward Wortley Montagu, by Matthew William Peters, 1775 - NPG 4573 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Wortley Montagu

by Matthew William Peters
oil on canvas, 1775
45 3/4 in. x 33 7/8 in. (1162 mm x 862 mm)
Purchased, 1967
Primary Collection
NPG 4573


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Sitterback to top

  • Edward Wortley Montagu (1713-1776), Writer and traveller; son of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Sitter in 5 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Matthew William Peters (1742-1814), Painter and Chaplain to the Prince Regent. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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In this half-length portrait, Edward is shown surrounded by rich, patterned materials and presents himself in full 'Turkish' costume. In the next room, Edward appears in a portrait as a young boy with his mother in Constantinople.

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  • NPG D38888: Edward Wortley Montagu (source portrait)
  • NPG D38889: Edward Wortley Montagu (source portrait)

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