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George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, by Nathaniel Hone, 1760 -NPG 4910 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

by Nathaniel Hone
1 3/8 in. x 1 1/8 in. (35 mm x 29 mm) oval
NPG 4910

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated: NH/1760, the NH in monogram.

This portraitback to top

Identification, resting on comparison with authentic portraits, appears beyond dispute. The uniform is of the 2nd dragoon guards [1] of which he was colonel 1757-59.

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1) Information from Major Dawnay.

Physical descriptionback to top

Dark blue eyes, heavy grey eyebrows, low forehead, plump face, short grey wig; white cravat, scarlet jacket with buff facings and gold buttons, open, over grey steel cuirass; green background; lit from left.

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Provenanceback to top

Bought, 1972, through Leggatt's at Sotheby's, 27 November 1972, lot 147; previous history not known.

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.

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