Cardinal Robert de Curzon (d. 1218)

attributed to William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801)
National Trust Inventory Number 109118

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1800
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 279 x 216 mm (11 x 8 1/2 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

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.


Recorded in the Wardrobe around 1787; and thence by descent until bought with part of the contents of Kedleston with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1987 when the house and park were given to the National Trust by Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000)

Credit line

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

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Place of origin England (252310)
Materials Oil on panel (271)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12629)
Collection Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum) (7392)
Periods 18th century (87748)
Maker William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801) (56)
Subjects Cardinal Robert de (Courson) Curzon (d. 1218) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (14414)

Record Status


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