Henry Pelham

1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

Henry Pelham, by John Shackleton, circa 1752 - NPG 871 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Pelham

by John Shackleton
oil on canvas, circa 1752
48 3/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. (1238 mm x 1022 mm)
Purchased, 1891
Primary Collection
NPG 871

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  • Henry Pelham (1695?-1754), Prime Minister. Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • John Shackleton (died 1767), Principal Painter in Ordinary to George II and George III. Artist associated with 7 portraits.

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John Shackleton's portrait shows Pelham wearing his chancellor's gown of office. 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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