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William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell), 1698 -NPG 1824 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
15 in. x 12 in. (381 mm x 305 mm)
NPG 1824

Inscriptionback to top

Scratched signature and date, upper right: E. Lutterell [sic] fecit/1698.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
David Piper, Catalogue of Seventeenth-Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 25.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders, wearing a full-bottomed wig, the blue sash of a Knight of the Order of the Garter and, just visible to the right of the sash, the Star of the Order.

Conservationback to top

Slight staining down left hand side.

Provenanceback to top

George Agar Ellis, 1st Baron Dover (1797-1833); his son Henry, who succeeded as 3rd Viscount Clifden 1836; his daughter, Lilah, who married Luke, 3rd Baron Annaly, from whom purchased through Leggatt 1918.

Reproductionsback to top

R. Williams (John Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 1878-83, 6; reversed).

This extended catalogue entry is by John Ingamells, one of a limited number of entries drafted in 2010 for the incomplete catalogue, Early Stuart Portraits 1625-1685, and is as written 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.

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