Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton (1709-1773), Scholar and Whig politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Born prematurely, he was 'thrown away by the nurse as a dead child, but upon closer inspection was found to be alive. Though he lived to the age of sixty-four, his appearance bespoke this inauspicious entry into the world'.  Hervey commented his face was 'so ugly, his person so ill-made, and his carriage so awkward, that every feature was a blemish, every limb an incumbrance, and every motion a disgrace'. 
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Referencesback to topAlbemarle 1852
Lord Albemarle, Memoirs of Rockingham, I, 1852.
Catalogue of Pictures & Portraits at Hagley Hall, Worcestershire, Sir R. C. Hoare Bart, MS taken c.1794-98 (photostat in NPG archives).
[J. Heeley], A Description of Hagley Park, 1777.
Stowe: A Description of the House and Gardens, c.1797.
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.