Sir Peter Warren

1 portrait on display in the Great Staircase Hall at Beningbrough Hall

Sir Peter Warren, by Thomas Hudson, circa 1751 - NPG 5158 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Peter Warren

by Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, circa 1751
53 1/2 in. x 52 in. (1359 mm x 1321 mm)
Given by Dr D.M. McDonald, 1977
Primary Collection
NPG 5158


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Artistback to top

  • Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 182 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Admiral Sir Peter Warren took Louisbourg in the West Indies from the French in 1745. A Member of Parliament for Westminster, (1747-52), his monument in Westminster Abbey is by Roubiliac. This portrait is one of three of Warren which, according to a payment made by his widow after his sudden death in July 1752, Hudson painted in 1751 or 1752 at a total cost of £114.19s; this sum probably included the frames. This frame to this portrait is of a style favoured by the artist in the 1750s and is a somewhat gauche English translation of a contemporary French frame type.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 643
  • 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. 94