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James Waldegrave, 1st Earl Waldegrave

James Waldegrave, 1st Earl Waldegrave, by Gustaf Lundberg, circa 1738-1740 -NPG 1875 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Waldegrave, 1st Earl Waldegrave

by Gustaf Lundberg
circa 1738-1740
27 1/4 in. x 21 3/8 in. (692 mm x 543 mm)
NPG 1875

This portraitback to top

This portrait dates from the last years of Waldegrave's embassy to Paris and has been attributed by Mr Gunnar Lundberg [1] to Gustaf Lundberg, a Swedish pastellist working in Paris from 1717.

Footnotesback to top

1) Correspondence, NPG archives.

Physical descriptionback to top

Blue eyes, light brown eyebrows, grey wig, florid complexion; white cravat, steel armour and red ermine-lined cloak, Garter ribbon and star; grey background.

Conservationback to top

Grey paper torn at corners; original blue paper torn at lower left; another small tear to left of sitter's head; pastel somewhat rubbed; restored, 1920.

Provenanceback to top

Bought, 1920, from Leggatt Bros, the purchasers of lot 99 at Christie's sale of pictures from the London house of the 9th Earl Waldegrave, 14 May 1920; presumably by descent from the sitter.


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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