William Pitt

1 portrait on display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery

William Pitt, by Joseph Nollekens, 1808 - NPG 120 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Pitt

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1808
28 in. (711 mm) high
Given by Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, 1861
Primary Collection
NPG 120


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Sitterback to top

  • William Pitt (1759-1806), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 167 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.

This portraitback to top

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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  • NPG 1240: William Pitt (based on same portrait)

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