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Sir Richard Hill, 2nd Bt

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Sir Richard Hill, 2nd Bt, by John Russell, circa 1780-1783 -NPG 1465 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Richard Hill, 2nd Bt

by John Russell
circa 1780-1783
12 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (311 mm x 248 mm)
NPG 1465

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed verso: Sir R Hill (pencil) and: Sir Richard Hill. Bart. M.P./of Hawkstone Park. Shropshire (ink).

This portraitback to top

Russell, a Methodist convert, stayed with the Hills at Hawkstone in 1780; see Rowland Hill.

Referenceback to top

Williamson 1894
G. C. Williamson, John Russell, 1894, pp 52, 151.

Physical descriptionback to top

Pale blue eyes, grey powdered hair, lime-green jacket.Sir Edward Durning-Lawrence,1 by whom presented 1907.

1 In 1894 Williamson, loc. cit., recounted that Edward Lawrence (created Bt. 1898, when he assumed the additional name of Durning) had bought a large portfolio of original Russell sketches at a sale ‘some time since’.

Provenanceback to top

Sir Edward Durning-Lawrence,1 by whom presented 1907.

1 In 1894 Williamson, recounted that Edward Lawrence (created Bt. 1898, when he assumed the additional name of Durning) had bought a large portfolio of original Russell sketches at a sale ‘some time since’.

Exhibitionsback to top

Russell, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, 1894 (46) lent Lawrence.


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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