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Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox

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Politician, soldier and art patron. A leading Whig statesman, he advocated parliamentary reform and supported the aspirations of the American colonists for greater independence. His motion in the House of Lords in 1778 for the withdrawal of British troops from America was opposed by Chatham who collapsed in the ensuing debate. One of several versions of a much admired portrait which helped to establish Romney's reputation.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    1775–1777

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    81.3 x 68.6 cm

  • Accession number

    4877

  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1972. On long-term loan to Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire

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