Sir Peter Warren
Sir Peter Warren
by Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, circa 1751
53 1/2 in. x 52 in. (1359 mm x 1321 mm)
Given by Dr D.M. McDonald, 1977
Artistback to top
- Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 182 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Admiral Sir Peter Warren took Louisbourg in the West Indies from the French in 1745. A Member of Parliament for Westminster, (1747-52), his monument in Westminster Abbey is by Roubiliac. This portrait is one of three of Warren which, according to a payment made by his widow after his sudden death in July 1752, Hudson painted in 1751 or 1752 at a total cost of £114.19s; this sum probably included the frames. This frame to this portrait is of a style favoured by the artist in the 1750s and is a somewhat gauche English translation of a contemporary French frame type.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 643
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 94, 159
Events of 1751back to top
Current affairsFrederick, Prince of Wales dies and is succeeded by his son, later George III, as Prince of Wales.
Third Gin Act requires government inspection of distilleries and restricts sales to licensed premises in an effort to curtail consumption.
Art and scienceThomas Gray publishes his poem Elegy written in a Country Church Yard.
Philosopher David Hume publishes An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.
Eliza Haywood publishes her novel The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.
William Hogarth publishes his satirical engravings Beer-Street, Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty.
InternationalRobert Clive reopens hostilities with the French in India. He prevails after holding out during the siege of Arcot.
First part of the Encyclopédie - an innovative 28 volume encyclopedia which represented the dominant strains of Enlightenment thinking - is published in France, edited by Diderot.
Swedish chemist Alex Cronstedt identifies nickel as an impurity in copper ore as a separate metallic element.