Portrait of the Rt. Rev. Beilby Porteous, Bishop of London by John Hoppner

Bishop Porteus was a notable preacher, supporter of the Anti-Slavery movement and resident at Fulham Palace from 1787 to his death in 1809.


Oil on canvas
73.6 x 61 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,039 ( Total: £16,500)
Acquired in:
Nicholas Bagshawe

While living at the palace Porteus began collecting portraits of his predecessors. He left the proceeds of the sales of his sermons to make a library at Fulham Palace to house his collection of books and portraits, now known as the Porteus Library.


Thomas Portens Esq; ?Lord Teignmouth; by descent to Shore family; Mrs Noel Shore; Nicholas Bagshawe.

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