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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and Orrery (1707-1762), Man of letters

Literary dilettante and patron; his Remarks ... on Swift, 1751, is the first account of the Dean whom he had known in old age; Pope and Johnson were also of his circle; political opponent of Walpole; married, 1738, as his second wife Margaret Hamilton, one of the largest fortunes in Europe; DCL 1743; FRS 1750.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.