Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714-1794), Lord Chancellor
‘His eminently judicial qualifications shone forth conspicuously when he rose into the proper sphere. His unwearied patience, his unbroken suavity of manner, his unruffled calmness of temper … went far to constitute a perfect judge’ (Lord Brougham, 1843).
‘By nature and habit Camden was an indolent dilettante and a temperate epicure ... [his] person, though small, was handsome, and a genial smile animated his regular features and fine grey eyes’ (DNB).
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.