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George Eden, Earl of Auckland

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George Eden, Earl of Auckland, by Simon Jacques Rochard, 1835 - NPG 6454 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Eden, Earl of Auckland

by Simon Jacques Rochard
watercolour and pencil, 1835
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (357 mm x 257 mm) corners diagonally cut
Bequeathed by Andrew Morton Drummond, 1999
Primary Collection
NPG 6454

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Watercolour and pencil, signed and dated 1835. Rochard, a French artist who avoided army conscription in 1815 by escaping to Brussels and eventually to London, received his training at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In London, he was able to establish a lucrative practice catering to fashionable court and society circles, producing minatures and informal watercolour portraits. One of a set of three drawings by Rochard.

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