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William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister

Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

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This painting is a variation of John Hoppner's full-length portrait of Pitt at Cowdray Park (1805), which was at the centre of a thriving market for portrait reproductions after his death the following year. According to Lord Normanby who had seen Pitt sit for the original portrait: 'then came applications from the most intimate friends of the deceased statesman for copies … After that I know copies of copies were multiplied to any that wished them' (Walker, 'Portraits', Vol.

Parliamentary Art Collection

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    68.6 x 57.2 cm

  • Accession number

    WOA 647


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Parliamentary Art Collection

The Curator's Office Department of Information Services House of Commons 1 Canon Row, Greater London SW1A 0AA England

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