John Campbell, Lord Glenorchy, 3rd Earl Breadalbane and Holland (c.1696-1782) politician

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Denmark
    City: Copenhagen
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    John Wootton was born in Warwickshire. He was probably a page to Anne Somerset (later Countess of Coventry), daughter of the first duke of Beaufort. In the 1690s he studied painting under Jan Wyck. Wootton moved to London in 1706, where he made his reputation as a painter of horses at Newmarket. As well as sporting subjects, he produced decorative landscapes, including examples at Althorp, Northamptonshire, and Longleat House, Wiltshire. His most generous patron was Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford. Wootton retired in c.1760, finding his work overshadowed by Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough and George Stubbs. He married twice and had two surviving children. He died at about the age of 82 and is buried at Marylebone Parish Church.
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    People
    Campbell, John, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane (Lord Glenorchy)
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    John Campbell, Lord Glenorchy, 3rd Earl Breadalbane and Holland (c.1696-1782) politician
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 152.80 cm, width: 110.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the British Danish Society (H Jerichow), 1957
    Provenance
    Collection of the British-Danish Society; by whom presented to the Ministry of Works view Herbert Jerichow (President of the Society) in 1957
    GAC number
    3803