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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont (1683-1748), President of the Trustees of Georgia

Politician; a devout Protestant, and confidant of the Queen and other members of the royal family; MP for Cork, 1704-15, and for Harwich 1727-34; created baron, 1715, viscount, 1723, and earl in the Irish peerage, 1733; with General Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia, 1732; his Diary is a valuable record of House of Commons debates between 1730 and 1738.

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Diary of Viscount Percival afterwards First Earl of Egmont, HMC 63, 1920-23.


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.