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Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, by Peter Rouw, 1803 -NPG 4276 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

by Peter Rouw
1803
2 3/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (70 mm x 64 mm)
NPG 4276

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the truncation: P. ROUW/SCULPR LONDON 1803; the original backing paper inscribed in ink, probably by the artist: A Portrait of the/late Duke of Bridgewater//Peter Rouw/Sculptor/Portland Road/London/1803//Published as the Act Directs.1

1 The writing agrees with that on the vestigial backing of Rouw’s wax of Hastings of 1806, see NPG 5065.

This portraitback to top

The profile relates closely to the drawing by Craig of 1788 but exhibits finer detail. [1] Another wax medallion is at Tatton Park.

Footnotesback to top

1) NPG 4276 was illus. as after Craig, Connoisseur Year Book 1964, p 98.

Provenanceback to top

Sotheby’s, 17 June 1962, lot 137, bought Eccleston Galleries, from whom purchased 1962.

Exhibitionsback to top

Presumably RA 1804 (941, 'the late Duke of Bridgewater').


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.

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