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Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

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Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, by William Hoare, circa 1752 - NPG 757 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

by William Hoare
pastel, circa 1752
24 in. x 18 in. (610 mm x 457 mm)
Given by Walter John Pelham, 4th Earl of Chichester, 1887
Primary Collection
NPG 757


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

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This pastel, though faded, remains a lively portrait and was presumably taken from the life. It depicts the Duke with the blue ribbon and star of a Knight of the Garter. It is one of a number of portraits of the Duke and his family made by William Hoare in the 1750s. 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. 193
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 457
  • 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. 93

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