Above: Portraits of the young Gainsborough Dupont.
Image via London Visitors website (plus a full exhibition review).
The 1773 portrait on the left of the older Dupont was restored by
conservators at The National Portrait Gallery in which more
than a century's worth of yellowing varnish was removed
revealing the original portrait of the handsome youth, a portrait
that apparently took Gainsborough only an hour to paint.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any photographs in this
Gainsborough Exhibition Room so afterwards I moved on
upstairs to the galleries featuring works and portraits from
the 18th Century, portraits of The Tudors, The Stuarts and some
works from the early 19th Century.
|Above & below center portrait: William Pitt the elder|
1st Earl of Chatham 1708 - 78.
British Statesman and Father of William Pitt the younger.
|Above: King Charles I ( 1600 - 1649 )|
Oil on canvas by Daniel Mytens - 1631.
|Above: William Henry West Betty. 1791 - 1874.|
Oil on canvas image of child actor William Betty in the role of
Young Norval in John Home's play 'Douglas.'
William retired from acting in his early twenties.
Portrait by John Opie 1761 - 1807.
|Above left: King Charles II (1630 - 1685 )|
By John Michael Wright - oil on canvas 1660-1665
Above right: King George II (1683 - 1760 )
by Thomas Hudson - 1774
oil on canvas.
Above: Exhibits from The Tudor Gallery