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Attributed to Joseph Highmore (1692–1780)
Lot 76 Details
Attributed to Joseph Highmore (1692–1780), British
PORTRAITS OF HENRY ST. JOHN, FIRST LORD BOLINGBROKE AND HORATIO, FIRST LORD WALPOLE
Oil on canvas; titled to an old unknown catalogue entry as "Joseph Highmore" adhered to the centre stretcher verso
53.5 ins x 78 ins; 135.9 cms x 198.1 cms
Gift of Mr. David Pleydell-Bouverie to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Saint John, NB, Accession No. 1960.26;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), was a politician, an MP for Wootton Bassett and Berkshire, a government official and a political philosopher.
Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole "of Wolterton," PC (1678- 1757), was an English diplomat and younger son of Col. Robert Walpole of Houghton Hall in Norfolk. He was the younger brother of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745), the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.