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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1674-1744), Patron of the arts

9th Baron Chandos of Sudeley. ‘The Princeley Chandos'. Magnate; created Earl of Caernarvon, 1714; Duke of Chandos, 1719; as paymaster-general of the forces abroad, 1707-12, reputedly made the fortune expended on Cannons, Middlesex, ordering 'Mr. Gibbs to rebuild his House and Chapel ..., which was done at a vast Expence'; [1] the house was auctioned c.1750.

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1) H .M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1954, p 233.

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Collins Baker & Baker 1949
C. H. Collins Baker & M. I. Baker, The Life and Circumstances of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, 1949.

Farrer 1930
E. Farrer, Portraits in Thornham Hall, 1930.

Fletcher 1940
B. Fletcher, ‘Bourton House: The Residence of Miss Ada Theodosia Bligh', Country Life, LXXXVII, 1940.

Rutter 1929
F. Rutter, 'Sir Gomer Berry's Paintings at Chandos House', Connoisseur, LXXXIII, 1929.

Van Gool 1751
J. van Gool, Nieuwe Schouburg der Nederlantsche Kunstschilders en Schilderessen, 1751.

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.