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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (1736-1803), Pioneer of inland waterways

Anon. engraving, whole length, gesturing towards the Barton aqueduct on the Worsley-Manchester canal (from Whitworth’s Advantages of Inland Navigation 1766); copied by T. D. Scott 1862.

Miniature by Richard Crosse, bust length. Tatton Park (illus. Apollo, CXIX, 1984, p 364).

Drawing by W. M. Craig, half-length profile, engraved E. Scriven 1835 (lettered with signature and date 29th Septr 1788); J. Heath. A variant engraving by C. Picart (after J. M. Craig) 1812 - as a seated half length, his head slightly drooped, the details of the coat altered (this plate copied by T. D. Scott 1862).

Wax by Peter Rouw, see NPG 4276.

Doubtful Portraits
Marble bust by Joseph Nollekens dated 1800, sold Sotheby’s, 21 July 1978, lot 223, as Fox, might show Bridgewater.

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.