Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Three quarter length portrait.


Oil on canvas
127 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,618 ( Total: £170,786; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
Trustees of the Bowood Settlement Collection

Walpole wears a brown suit with white shirt and leans on his right elbow. Beside him is a print depicting an ancient marble eagle.


Thought to have been painted for Grosvenor Bedford; thence by descent; bought by 3rd Earl of Lansdowne before the Grosvenor Charles Bedford sale (C, 1861); thence by descent

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