Cardinal Robert de Curzon (d. 1218)
attributed to William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801)
Art / Oil paintings
oil on panel
279 x 216 mm (11 x 8 1/2 in)
Place of origin
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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
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Oil painting on panel, Cardinal Robert de Curzon (d.1218), attributed to William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801), circa 1800. A painted oval half-length portrait, in red robes and a cardinal hat, with identifying inscription, uppper left: 'Cardinal de Curzon/1209'. Another attempt to produce the likeness of an undepicted ancestor, Robert de Courson, or Curzon (d. 1218), was a scholar and a preacher. Made a cardinal in 1212, he was particularly active in preaching crusades against the Saracens and the Albigensians. The significance of the date 1209 is unclear.
On loan from the Curzon family before purchase by the National Trust from the Hon. James Curzon in March 2008.
Kedleston Hall, The Scarsdale Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1987)
Makers and roles
attributed to William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801), artist