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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle (1669-1738), Statesman

Politician and landowner, member of the Kit-Cat Club; grand tour 1688-89; MP 1689, 1690-92; sty. Viscount Morpeth until succeeded as 3rd Earl of Carlisle 1692; a lord of the treasury 1701-02 and first commissioner 1715; Castle Howard, designed by Vanbrugh, was built for him 1700-26.

‘A Gentleman of Great Interest in the Country … hath a fine Estate, and a very good Understanding, with a grave Deportment; is of a middle Stature, fair Complexion, turned of fifty Years old’ (J. Macky, Characters of the Court of Great Britain, 1733).

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.