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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Waldegrave, 1st Earl Waldegrave (1685-1741), Diplomat

Succeeded his father, Henry Waldegrave, first Baron Waldegrave, 1689; educated in France; embraced protestantism, 1719; a lord of the bedchamber, 1723; envoy to Paris, 1725; ambassador at Vienna, 1727-30, and Paris, 1730-40; created Earl Waldegrave, 1729; KG, 1738; his correspondence (1728-39) in the British Museum.

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.