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The second Earl of Dartmouth, William Legge, was Vice President of the Foundling Hospital from 1755 to 1801. During this time he was also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Lord Privy Seal, President of the Board of Trade and Foreign Plantations and Colonial Secretary. Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, in the United States, is named after him. Joshua Reynolds was apprenticed to Thomas Hudson in 1740.
oil on canvas
H 232.4 x W 137.1 cm
presented by the artist, 1757