Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828) Prime Minister

  • About the artist
    John Hoppner, portrait painter, was born in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1775 and became a member of the Academy in 1795. He was appointed Portrait Painter to the Prince of Wales in 1789. However, from the 1790s his achievements were overshadowed by those of the portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence. Hoppner's first royal portraits were of three of the Princesses and were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1785. They show the influence of both Romney and Reynolds. Hoppner received numerous commissions, mainly from members of the Whig party. His best and most attractive portraits are considered to be his groups of children. He died in 1810 at his home in Charles Street, Mayfair.
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    People
    Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828) Prime Minister
    Date
    14 April 1808
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Dimensions
    height: 38.00 cm, width: 29.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, December 2012
    Provenance
    Inland Revenue, Somerset House; transferred to GAC 2012
    GAC number
    15729