- Museum number
- Object: The Right Revd Charles (Lyttleton) Lord Bishop of Carlifle
Three-quarter length portrait of Charles Lyttleton, sitting in armchair, turned to the right, wearing wig and clerical dress, with book on his knee and drapery in the background; coat of arms in the lower margin. 1766
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Height: 379 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 285 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is the only impression known.
The account books of Charles Lyttelton, Bishop of Carlisle, record a payment of £12.12s on 1 November 1766 to 'Blondell the engraver' 'for my metzotinto' (information via Jacob Simon, NPG, from J.M.Gulley, the possessor of the account books, in 1989). This must be the cost of having the plate made, and shows that it was a private plate. This explainss the rarity of impressions.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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