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Robert Bakewell

3 of 26 portraits on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery

Robert Bakewell, by John Boultbee, circa 1788-1790 - NPG 5949 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Bakewell

by John Boultbee
oil on canvas, circa 1788-1790
27 3/4 in. x 35 3/4 in. (710 mm x 910 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Primary Collection
NPG 5949


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Bakewell is shown here with his animals, in a portrait by a local Leicestershire artist, as a living advertisement for his own methods. In his obituary the Gentleman's Magazine observed that though 'rather inclined to corpulence … his countenance bespoke intelligence, activity and a high degree of benevolence.'

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