Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Charles Townshend (1725-1767), Whig politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
'His countenance was handsome and expressive; his figure commanding and admirably well proportioned.’ 
'His figure was tall and advantageous, his action vehement, his voice loud, his laugh louder.' 
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Referencesback to topJesse 1867
J. H. Jesse, Memoirs of the Reign of George III, 1867.
Horace Walpole, Memoirs of the Reign of George II, ed. Holland, 1847.
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.