William Pitt (1708–1778), Earl of Chatham

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Father of the more famous William Pitt the Younger, Pitt was a key political figure in Georgian Britain. As a life-long sufferer from gout, Pitt often visited Bath for the spa cure.

He was given a succession of key roles in British politics, but his habit of plain speaking got Pitt into trouble. He left Bath in 1762, following a very public argument with Ralph Allen over foreign policy.

Bath Guildhall, Victoria Art Gallery



William Pitt (1708–1778), Earl of Chatham


oil on canvas


H 254 x W 178 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1984.27

Acquisition method

purchased; on loan from the Victoria Art Gallery

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