Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782), Prime Minister
‘An amiable and a respectable individual rather than a superior man, nature had not designed him to be the First Minister of a great country’ (Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, 1815).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.