Bishop Porteus was a notable preacher, supporter of the Anti-Slavery movement and resident at Fulham Palace from 1787 to his death in 1809.
Portrait of the Rt. Rev. Beilby Porteous, Bishop of London by John Hoppner, c. 1807
© Fulham Palace
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 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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