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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland (1705-1774), Whig statesman

Politician; educated at Eton, contemporary of Pitt and Fielding; ruined by gambling, went abroad; MP from 1735; secretary-general of works, 1737; secretary of war, 1746; member of privy council, 1747; supported Cumberland at the death of Frederick Prince of Wales, 1751; led the Commons in Newcastle's ministry of 1755; resigned, 1757; as paymaster-general of the forces, amassed a large fortune; prominent in Bute's ministry, 1761-63, and in the peace of Paris, 1763; created Baron Holland, 1763; bought Holland House, 1767.

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Catalogue of Pictures Belonging to the Earl of Ilchester (includes Melbury etc.) 1883, with Addenda and Corrigenda … Melbury, 1939.

Catalogue of Pictures belonging to the Earl of Ilchester at Holland House, 1904 with Addenda and Corrigenda, 1939.


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.