Horace Walpole

1 portrait

Horace Walpole, by John Giles Eccardt, 1754 - NPG 988 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Horace Walpole

by John Giles Eccardt
oil on canvas, 1754
15 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in. (394 mm x 318 mm)
Purchased, 1895
Primary Collection
NPG 988


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  • John Giles Eccardt (active 1740-died 1779), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 20 portraits.

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This small-scale portrait was commissioned by Walpole with portraits of Richard Bentley and Thomas Gray and three others for the Blue Bedroom at Strawberry Hill (the house can be seen in the background). Walpole also owned the painted plaster bust of the actor, Colley Cibber.

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