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Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

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Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, studio of Jean Baptiste van Loo, (1740) - NPG 70 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

studio of Jean Baptiste van Loo
oil on canvas, (1740)
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1003 mm)
Purchased, 1859
Primary Collection
NPG 70


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This portrait was painted for Lord Bessborough. Walpole is shown in his robes as Chancellor of the Exchequer, wearing the sash and star of the Order of the Garter. 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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