The Earl-Bishop of Bristol and Derry Seated Before a Prospect of Rome by Hugh Douglas Hamilton

This work depicts the eccentric traveller and patron of the arts, Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry (1730-1803) seated overlooking Rome.


82 x 101 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £125,000)
Acquired in:
Marquess of Bristol

It is suggestd that he is sitting at the southern tip of the Borghese Gardens. As the Anglican Bishop of Derry, Lord Bristol was unusually tolerant and made valiant attempts to improve relations with the Catholic Church.


By bequest to & descent from the sitter's first cousin once removed, the Rev.Sir Henry Hervey Aston Bruce, 1st Bt, until sold at Christie's 16/6/50, lot 144, when bought for the 5th Marquess of Bristol; by descent.

Venue details

Ickworth House, Park and Gardens The Rotunda, Horringer, BURY ST EDMUNDS Suffolk IP29 5QE 01284 735 270

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