George Wade

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

George Wade, attributed to Johan van Diest, circa 1731 - NPG 1594 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Wade

attributed to Johan van Diest
oil on canvas, circa 1731
29 3/4 in. x 24 5/8 in. (756 mm x 625 mm) oval
Purchased, 1911
Primary Collection
NPG 1594

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  • George Wade (1673-1748), Field Marshal. Sitter in 6 portraits.

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The attribution to Van Diest is based on comparison with a similar portrait at Bath commissioned by the City and hung in the Guildhall in 1731. Wade was MP for Bath, 1722-48. NPG 1594, formerly a three-quarter length in very bad condition, was reduced to the present oval at or before the time of acquisition in 1911. 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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