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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork (1694-1753), Patron of the arts

Patron of the arts, architect; held various official posts including that of lord treasurer in Ireland, 1715; following visits to Italy, 1714-5 and 1719, devoted himself to propagating Italian Palladian architecture which, by the 1730s, became the established style for English country houses and public buildings; his drawings by Inigo Jones have descended to the Dukes of Devonshire; KG 1730.

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Hussey 1960
C. Hussey, 'The Young Lord Burlington', Country Life, CXXVII, 1960.

The British Compendium or Rudiments of Honour, 8th edition, 1738.


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.