Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry (1739–1821)

Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779)
National Trust Inventory Number 1220974

Category Paintings
Date circa 1758
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1029 x 749 mm (40 1/2 x 29 1/2 in)
Place of origin Rome
Collection Mount Stewart, County Down (Accredited Museum)
On show at Mount Stewart, County Down, Northern Ireland, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry (1739–1821) by Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779), circa 1758. A half-length portrait of the 1st Marquess of Londonderry, turned to the left, wearing a green, gold-embroidered coat with lace 'Vandike' collar and cuffs, and a red cloak over his left arm. A fluted column is behind him to the left. He was educated in Ireland and Geneva and was influenced by the tastes he acquired his Grand Tour of Europe.

Provenance

Presumably commissioned by the sitter in Rome; thence by descent to Lady Mairi Bury (1921-2009) by whom given to the National Trust in 1976

Credit line

Mount Stewart, The Londonderry Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Mengs (on reverse)
On the plinth of the column at the left: Antonio Raphaele Mengs / Ano 175[8(?)]

Makers and roles

Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779), artist

References

Russell 1979 Francis Russell, The British Portraits of Anton Raphael Mengs, National Trust Studies, 1979, pp.8-19

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Record Status

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