NPG Number
35
Mkey
385
Sitter/Title
William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath
Qualifier
after
Artist(s)
SirJoshuaReynolds
Date made
possibly 19th century, based on a work of 1755-1757
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
william pulteney 1st earl of bath

385

35

William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

after

Sir Joshua Reynolds

possibly 19th century, based on a work of 1755-1757

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

This is a copy of a lost original showing Lord Bath in his parliamentary robes as an earl. An x-ray taken in 1963 revealed a head under the present one, slightly above and to the right, with a hair style in fashion of c.1810, suggesting that this copy was made in the 19th century.