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Philip Metcalfe

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Philip Metcalfe made his money as a brewer and distiller, and was active as a philanthropist and collector. He was a member of the Society of Dilettanti, a club for art connoisseurs, and a friend of Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds and many other prominent artistic and literary figures. This portrait was painted by the Italian Pompeo Batoni, who specialised in portraits of British sitters on the Grand Tour in Italy.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1766–1767

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 71.8 x W 59.7 cm

Accession number

2001

Acquisition method

Given by Mrs Frances J. W. Booth, 1923. On long-term loan to Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire

Work type

Painting


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