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John Christopher Pepusch

3 of 4 portraits on display in the Drawing Room at Beningbrough Hall

John Christopher Pepusch, by Thomas Hudson, circa 1735 - NPG 2063 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Christopher Pepusch

by Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, circa 1735
49 3/4 in. x 40 1/8 in. (1264 mm x 1019 mm)
Purchased, 1924
Primary Collection
NPG 2063


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  • Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 181 portraits.

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Pepusch is shown in his gown as an Oxford Doctor of Music. The portrait is an early work by Thomas Hudson, dating to the 1730s. 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. 210
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 488
  • 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. 60