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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax (1633-1695), Political philosopher

c.1665-70
Unattributed painting, three-quarter-length, full face with long fair wig, lace cravat, pointing left with his left hand. Chatsworth. Exhibited First Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... ending with the reign of James the second), South Kensington, 1867, no.928 as by Lely; Age of Charles II, RA, 1960, no.150 as by an unknown artist. Probably by a French artist (previously attributed to either Miereveldt, J. de Baen or Sebastien Bourdon, according to notes on old photographs in the NPG archive). The identity is traditional, but he appears to be several years younger than in NPG 2962.

c.1674
Painting by Mary Beale, see NPG 2962.

1695
Unattributed medallion plaque, in full wig, on his monument. Westminster Abbey.

Doubtful Portraits
Unattributed painting, bust-length oval, inscribed with identity, motto and marquess’s coronet, but bearing little resemblance to NPG 2962 (formerly with D. Minlore).

Unattributed painting, three-quarter-length standing, in the collection of Earl Cawdor 1958 (J. Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, 1962, II, p 66, no.12).



This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, 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.