Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
John Somers, Baron Somers (1651-1716), Lord Chancellor
‘of grave Deportment, easy, and free in Conversation; something of a Libertine, of middle Stature, brown Complexion, near fifty Years old’ (J. Macky, Characters of the Court of Great Britain, 1733).
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, 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.