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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Lee (1688-1754), Judge

Judge; entered the Middle Temple, 1703; Latin secretary to George I and George II, 1718-30; recorder of Buckingham, 1722; MP from 1727; attorney general to Frederick, Prince of Wales, chief justice of King's Bench, privy councillor and knighted in 1737.

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.