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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip (1713-1802), Politician; MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Secretary of State for the Colonies

1763
Painting by Thomas Gainsborough, three-quarter length standing. Christ Church, Oxford (Mrs R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Portraits in the possession of the University, Colleges and City and County of Oxford, III, p 76; E. K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958, no.478). Exhibited Second special exhibition of National Portraits (William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867 (489). Engraved J. Whessell; C. Tomkins 1868.

1780
Medallion by James Tassie. A cast in the Scottish NPG (PG479; J. M. Gray, James and William Tassie, a biographical and critical sketch with a catalogue of their portrait medallions of modern personages, 1894, no.265).

c.1791
Miniature by Jeremiah Meyer, bust length. Somerley (where seen by Scharf in 1883; Sir George Scharf's Sketch Books, 105/41). Engraved C. Watson 1791.

1793-95
Painting by K. A. Hickel, The House of Commons 1793-94, see NPG 745.

1793
Painting by K. A. Hickel, see NPG 3993.


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.