NPG Number
259
Mkey
1261
Sitter/Title
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
Qualifier
after
Artist(s)
RichardBrompton
Date made
based on a work of 1772
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
william pitt 1st earl of chatham

1261

259

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

after

Richard Brompton

based on a work of 1772

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

This portrait of Lord Chatham in his parliamentary robes is a version of one painted in 1772 as a gift from Chatham to his friend, Lord Stanhope. When the original was exhibited the following year, it was seen by Horace Walpole who thought it a strong likeness but raw and hard. This version comes from the Stanhope family but is not good enough to be the original.