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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury (1660-1718), Politician, Lord High Treasurer and Lord Chamberlain

A brief survey appeared in A. Crofton, ‘A Catalogue of the pictures at Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire, belonging to the Rt.Hon. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford’, Staffordshire Record Society, formerly The William Salt Archaeological Society, 1950 and 1951, 1954, pp 98-100.

c.1685-90
Painting by Godfrey Kneller, whole-length standing in an earl’s coronation robes, his coronet beside him. Eastnor Castle (J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.672 as c.1685-90, pl.43d). Exhibited Sir Godfrey Kneller, NPG, 1971, no.95.

before 1694
Painting by Godfrey Kneller, bust-length oval, a drape worn over a floral-patterned jacket with slashed sleeves, without Garter, inscribed Charles Talbot/Duke of Shrewsbury. Boughton (Sir George Scharf’s Sketch Books, 115:28 & 72; Boughton cat., 1911, no.43). A version at Lacock Abbey, mistakenly inscribed ‘John Talbot, Brother of Talbot of Rudge, Warwickshire’; another sold Sotheby’s, 3 November 1976, lot 188.

1694-99
Painting after Godfrey Kneller, three-quarter-length, without the chamberlain’s staff, wearing Garter robes, his plumed hat to the left, a curtain to the right, inscribed bottom left. Private collection, from Ingestre (A. Crofton, ‘A Catalogue of the pictures at Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire, belonging to the Rt.Hon. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford’, Staffordshire Record Society, formerly The William Salt Archaeological Society, 1950 and 1951, 1954, no.73 when in poor condition, as possibly by Dahl); from D. Minlore 1934. The head, background curtain and the ledge supporting his right arm are close to the whole-length Kneller at Eastnor. A version of copy quality at Temple Newsam, Leeds (PA 1948.0022.0030; illus. The Public Catalogue Foundation, W. Yorks, 2004, p 121).

Painting after Godfrey Kneller, three-quarter-length with Garter sash, left hand on hip, chamberlain’s staff in right hand, his right arm resting on a plinth, a pillar to the left and a sleeping putto bottom left. Private collection.

1695
Engraving by R. White, the Lords Justices of England, half-length in coronation robes, with Garter collar, as one of the collective regency during the King’s absences abroad; with the 1st Duke of Devonshire, 6th Earl of Dorset, 1st Earl of Godolphin, 8th Earl of Pembroke, Baron Somers and Archbishop Tenison. Derived from the Kneller whole-length at Eastnor, with added Garter insignia.

c.1699-1700
Painting after Godfrey Kneller, see NPG 1424.

Painting after Godfrey Kneller, whole-length in Garter robes and Collar, the chamberlain’s staff in his right hand, his plumed hat on a pedestal to the right. Charterhouse school (illus. T. C. Nicolson & A. S. Turberville, Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury, 1930, f.p.102). A three-quarter-length version from Ingestre (A. Crofton, ‘A Catalogue of the pictures at Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire, belonging to the Rt.Hon. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford’, Staffordshire Record Society, formerly The William Salt Archaeological Society, 1950 and 1951, 1954, no.13; including the grisaille vestal virgin in the right background, see under NPG 1424), exhibited Third and concluding Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... fortieth year of the reign of George the third to MDCCCLXVII), South Kensington, 1868, no.773. A watercolour copy by G. P. Harding in the Ashmolean Museum (Sutherland collection, Burnet ii, 546); a bust-length copy by G. P. Harding sold Sotheby’s, 16 December 1982, lot 14/22.

c.1700
Engraving by J. Smith (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 187iii, iv), three-quarter-length in Garter robes, the chamberlain’s staff in his right hand, altered from a plate of the 3rd Earl of Mulgrave (G. S. Layard, Catalogue raisonné of engraved British portraits from altered plates, 1927, no.79, pl.xxix); see 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.

1703
Painting by Charles Jervas, painted in Rome in February and March 1703 (HMC Buccleuch and Queensberry, Montagu House, II, 1903, pp 766-67), untraced.

1718
Wax death mask, Fitzwilliam Museum (M.6 & A-1816).

Engraving by J. Cochran 1834, after a Kneller painting then in the collection of the Earl of Shrewsbury; three-quarter-length standing, right arm leaning on a plinth, without Garter insignia.

Weak half-lengths with Garter ribbon at Althorp (K. J. Garlick, ‘A Catalogue of Pictures at Althorp’, Wal. Soc., XLV, 1976, no.356) and with Col. Charles Bill in 1912. A bust-length portrait listed at Dynevor Castle in 1962 (J. Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, II, p 58, no.14).

Doubtful Portrait
Enamel miniature by the Huaut brothers (Amy and Jean-Pierre), half-length oval, in armour with Garter ribbon, signed; musée de l’Horlogerie et de l’Emaillerie, Geneva, ex-Rose Talbot sale, Christie’s, 15 June 1976, lot 105.



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.