David Le Marchand

1 portrait on display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

David Le Marchand, by Joseph Highmore, circa 1723 - NPG 6142 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

David Le Marchand

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, circa 1723
48 3/4 in. x 39 1/4 in. (1240 mm x 997 mm)
Purchased, 1991
Primary Collection
NPG 6142

Click on the links below to find out more:

Share this

Sitterback to top

  • David Le Marchand (1674-1726), Sculptor. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), Painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits.

This portraitback to top

This painting shows Le Marchand with his ivory bust of Sir Isaac Newton, now in the British Museum.

Linked publicationsback to top

Events of 1723back to top

Current affairs

Exiled Jacobite leader Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke is pardoned and allowed to return to London from Paris. Workhouse Test Act under which poor relief claimants have to enter a workhouse. Black Act makes poaching a capital offence.

Art and science

Architect Christopher Wren dies. Artist Joshua Reynolds is born in Plympton, Devon. Portrait-painter Godfrey Kneller dies. Philosopher Bernard de Mandeville republishes his celebrated Fable of the Bees with new essays on charity and the nature of society. They are vigorously combated and made the subject of prosecution in 1729.


Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, agrees that Hungary shall be ruled as a separate kingdom within his empire. Treaty of Charlottenburg signed between Britain and Prussia, which arranges for George I's grandson to marry a Prussian princess and Prince Frederick of Prussia to marry the Prince of Wales' daughter. It is never enacted.

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this portrait? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license this image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.