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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester (1641-1711), Politician; MP for several constituencies and writer

c.1670-80
Painting attributed to Lely, bust-length oval. Clarendon collection (R. Gibson, Catalogue of Portraits in the collection of the Earl of Clarendon, 1977, no.121, illus.). Possibly cut down from the unfinished half-length of Lord Hyde left in Lely’s studio at his death (C. H. Collins Baker, Lely and the Stuart Portrait Painters, 1912, II, p 141).

1685
Painting by Godfrey Kneller, see NPG 4033.

Painting by Godfrey Kneller, three-quarter-length in coronation robes, holding the lord treasurer’s wand, inscribed and dated verso. Suffolk collection, English Heritage (The Suffolk Collection, exhibition catalogue, Ranger’s House, Blackheath, 1975, no.40, illus.; J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.614).

c.1685-86
Painting by Willem Wissing, see under NPG 819.

c.1685
Painting by Godfrey Kneller, three-quarter-length standing in Garter robes, holding the lord treasurer’s wand. Drumlanrig (J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.615). Exhibited Age of Charles II, RA, 1960, no.289.

1686
Painting by Godfrey Kneller, three-quarter-length in Garter robes, holding the lord treasurer’s wand, signed and dated, verso. Chatsworth (J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.616). Engraved J. Houbraken, as from the collection of the Earl of Burlington; the preparatory sketch attributed to Arthur Pond in the Ashmolean Museum (D. B. Brown, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, IV, The Earlier British Drawings, 1982, no.1498).

c.1686
Painting attributed to Wissing, standing three-quarter-length in Garter robes, the lord treasurer’s wand in his right hand, his plumed hat to the right. Exhibited First Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... ending with the reign of James the second), South Kensington, 1867, no.929, unattributed, lent Lord Home. A version in the Bodleian Library was presented by Dr George Clarke in 1735 (Mrs R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Portraits in the possession of the University, Colleges, City and County of Oxford, I, p 79, no.198; Catalogue of Portraits in the Bodleian Library by Mrs R. L. Poole completely revised and expanded by K. Garlick, 2004, p 187). A third version, without background detail, from the Duke of Fife’s collection, was with D. Minlore in 1940 inscribed Henry, Duke of Kent.

History
Painting by Antonio Verrio, James II giving audience to the Governors, masters, boys and girls of Christ’s Hospital, c.1682-88, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, where installed 1902 having been moved from London (E. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England, I, Early Tudor to Sir James Thornhill, 1962, I, p 238b, and 1970, p 318a); Rochester stands to the right of the King holding the lord treasurer’s wand. A bodycolour copy which once belonged to Samuel Pepys is in the Yale Center for British Art (B1977.14.6307; P. J. Noon, English Portrait Drawings & Miniatures, Yale Center for British Art, 1979, no.17).



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.