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Richard Bentley

1 of 3 portraits of Richard Bentley

Richard Bentley, by John Giles Eccardt, 1753 - NPG 5885 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Bentley

by John Giles Eccardt
oil on canvas, 1753
16 5/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (422 mm x 343 mm)
Purchased, 1986
Primary Collection
NPG 5885


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  • Richard Bentley (1708-1782), Writer and artist; son of Richard Bentley. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • John Giles Eccardt (active 1740-died 1779), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 20 portraits.

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One of six Eccardt portraits commissioned by Walpole , Bentley is here shown in Van Dyck-style costume. In one hand he holds his own design of the figure of Melancholy drawn by him for the edition of Thomas Gray's Odes (1753).

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