Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) politician, diplomat and author
About the work
There is some doubt over the artist of this portrait of Henry St John, First Viscount Bolingbroke, a Tory politician, diplomat and writer. An engraving of the portrait, which is reversed, was produced by printmaker Simon Ravenet (1706-1774). However, the lettering on the print does not reveal the artist’s name.
About the artist
- Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) politician, diplomat and author
- Oil on canvas
- height: 77.50 cm, width: 64.00 cm
- Purchased from Richard Gayner, April 1966
- tl: Ld.. Bolingbroke.
- Collection of suspected murderer (Richard) John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (1934-in or after 1974); by whom sold through Sotheby's, London, 'Catalogue of Old Master Paintings; including the property of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Lucan' sale, on 21 October 1964 (Lot 2), for £95, as by 'G. Kneller'; from which sale purchased by Richard Gayner; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in April 1966
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