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William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford

3 of 27 portraits by Christian Friedrich Zincke

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, by Christian Friedrich Zincke, circa 1740-1745 -NPG 5796 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford

by Christian Friedrich Zincke
circa 1740-1745
1 3/4 in. x 1 3/8 in. (45 mm x 35 mm) oval
NPG 5796

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NPG 5796, painted after the battle of Dettingen in 1743, seems to show Lord Rochford a little younger than in the portrait engraved after Duprá of c.1750-55, and was presumably painted in London before his departure for Turin in September 1749.

Referenceback to top

Walker 1998
R. J. B. Walker, Miniatures in the National Portrait Gallery, 1998, no.45.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, grey powdered hair, wearing a bright blue coat with a maroon velvet collar and gold braid oak leaves (emblems of the Hanoverian victory at Dettingen in 1743).

Provenanceback to top

Jeffery Whitehead; his sale, Christie’s, 2nd day, 5 August 1915, lot 313; Christie’s, 27 March 1985, lot 362, bought Leggatt for the NPG.


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.