Sir John Eardley Wilmot (1709-1792) Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
  • About the artist
    Nathaniel Dance-Holland was born in London, the son of architect George Dance the elder. He trained under Francis Hayman and, from 1854, lived in Rome, forming a partnership with Pompeo Batoni. His most prestigious commission was a portrait of Edward, Duke of York (1764) for George III. He returned to London in 1766 and established himself as a portraitist, becoming a founder member of the Royal Academy. In 1783 he married Harriet Drummer of Cranbury Park, Hampshire. He resigned from the Academy in 1790, but continued to exhibit. He was elected MP for East Grinstead, Sussex (1790-1802; 1807-11), and Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire (1802-06). In 1800 he took the name Holland and was created a baronet. He died at his Wiltshire home, aged 76.
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    People
    Wilmot, Sir John Eardley
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Sir John Eardley Wilmot (1709-1792) Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 235.00 cm, width: 148.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the Inner Temple, July 1957
    Inscription
    instl
    Provenance
    Presented by the Inner Temple 1957
    GAC number
    3867