Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive (1725-1774), Governor of Bengal
'Though his person', declared Macaulay, whose hostility to the sitter is well known, 'was ungraceful, and though his harsh features were redeemed from vulgar ugliness only by their stern, dauntless, and commanding expression, he was fond of rich and gay clothing, and replenished his wardrobe with absurd profusion'. 
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Referencesback to topGrant 1936-7
Colonel M. H. Grant, ‘Catalogue of British Medals since 1760', Part I, The British Numismatic Journal, XXII, 1936-7.
Little & Kahrl (eds.) 1963
Letters David Garrick, ed. D. M. Little and G. M. Kahrl, 1963.
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.