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Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by Thomas Phillips
1806
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm)
NPG 249

This portraitback to top

See NPG 1264.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, brown wig, wearing a green suit, his hands resting on the top of his stick.

Provenanceback to top

Painted for the sitter’s daughter, Maria (d. 1816) who married Sir David Cunynghame, 5th Bt;1 Sir David Cunynghame, 6th Bt, from whom purchased 1867.

1 Cunynghame wrote, 13 September 1867, that the portrait was ‘painted by J. Phillips father 1805. It has never been out of the family. It was painted by [Thurlow’s] desire for his daughter’ (NPG archive).

Exhibitionsback to top

Office of Works (Houses of Parliament; House of Lords) 1911-41.


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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