Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Bt (1736-1811), Prime Minister of Naples
'a thin genteel looking man; not handsome, but neat and quiet and gentlemanlike' (Lady Palmerston, 1794).
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1) Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, II, 1960, pp 207-9.
2) W. Betham, Baronetage, II, 1802, pp 18-19.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.