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by Joseph Nollekens Click on the links below to find out more
marble bust, 1808
28 in. (711 mm) high
Given by Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, 1861
- William Pitt (1759-1806), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 169 portraits.
- Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
One of many versions of the posthumous bust which Nollekens based on Pitt's death mask and on the portrait by John Hoppner; 74 marble busts were sold at 120 guineas each.
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