Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 25 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 24 items Explore
  • 47 items
  • 92 items
  • 3,514 items Explore
  • 89 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 41 items
  • 9,880 items Explore
  • 208 items Explore
  • 1,211 items Explore
  • 7,415 items Explore
  • 4,944 items Explore
  • 75 items Explore
  • 104 items Explore
  • 9,267 items Explore
  • 155 items Explore
  • 4,308 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 121 items Explore
  • 2,035 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,667 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 440 items Explore
  • 18,107 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,911 items Explore
  • 961 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 4,898 items Explore
  • 406 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 923 items Explore
  • 1 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 9 items
  • 15,375 items Explore
  • 787 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 70 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 798 items
  • 20 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 303 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 55 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 134 items
  • 2 items
  • 106 items Explore
  • 116 items
  • 898 items Explore
  • 333 items
  • 833 items
  • 91 items
  • 27 items
  • 7 items
  • 23,056 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,372 items Explore
  • 1,465 items Explore
  • 352 items
  • 192 items Explore
  • 7,656 items Explore
  • 8,896 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 5,736 items Explore
  • 5,358 items Explore
  • 4,027 items Explore
  • 857 items Explore
  • 859 items Explore
  • 2,475 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 312 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2,672 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 309 items Explore
  • 727 items Explore
  • 786 items Explore
  • 476 items Explore
  • 1,037 items Explore
  • 986 items
  • 89 items
  • 125 items Explore
  • 5,175 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 311 items
  • 7 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 23 items
  • 58 items
  • 302 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,896 items Explore
  • 1,292 items Explore
  • 69 items
  • 43 items
  • 17,756 items Explore
  • 1,096 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 250 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 1 items
  • 145 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 23 items
  • 252 items
  • 311 items
  • 958 items Explore
  • 1,893 items
  • 529 items Explore
  • 1,665 items
  • 952 items
  • 6 items
  • 2 items
  • 3 items
  • 3,685 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 29,666 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,054 items Explore
  • 191 items Explore
  • 6,787 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 715 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 65 items
  • 157 items
  • 52 items
  • 18,949 items Explore
  • 824 items
  • 17 items
  • 2 items
  • 17,077 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 1,860 items Explore
  • 1,021 items Explore
  • 44 items
  • 371 items
  • 3,263 items Explore
  • 82 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 473 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 19 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 68 items
  • 289 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 112 items
  • 270 items
  • 765 items
  • 718 items
  • 1 items
  • 342 items Explore
  • 459 items Explore
  • 10,373 items Explore
  • 689 items Explore
  • 5,846 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 4,909 items Explore
  • 9 items
  • 27 items
  • 5,123 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,298 items Explore
  • 9,171 items Explore
  • 6,392 items Explore
  • 181 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 846 items Explore
  • 17 items
  • 3,529 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 1,022 items Explore
  • 194 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,486 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 698 items Explore
  • 35 items
  • 114 items
  • 3,184 items Explore
  • 12,135 items Explore
  • 2,699 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7,391 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 1 items
  • 21,402 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 91 items
  • 38 items
  • 13,889 items Explore
  • 3,290 items Explore
  • 1,650 items Explore
  • 162 items
  • 27,799 items Explore
  • 634 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 20,993 items Explore
  • 233 items
  • 1 items
  • 16 items
  • 30 items
  • 47 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 215 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,769 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 13 items
  • 25 items
  • 2,808 items Explore
  • 853 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 187 items
  • 591 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 2,022 items Explore
  • 781 items Explore
  • 14 items
  • 1,805 items Explore
  • 135 items
  • 46 items
  • 634 items Explore
  • 2,867 items Explore
  • 68 items
  • 22 items
  • 12 items
  • 6,095 items Explore
  • 17,681 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 2 items
  • 1,194 items
  • 140 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7 items
  • 77 items
  • 9,776 items Explore
  • 3,484 items Explore
  • 2,617 items Explore
  • 4,674 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 56 items
  • 5,833 items Explore
  • 4,024 items Explore
  • 461 items Explore
  • 2,255 items Explore
  • 1,754 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,273 items Explore
  • 41 items
  • 216 items Explore
  • 366 items Explore
  • 5,762 items Explore
  • 8,779 items Explore
  • 1,828 items Explore
  • 2,142 items Explore
  • 3,297 items Explore
  • 8,268 items Explore
  • 72 items
  • 2,480 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,429 items Explore
  • 614 items Explore
  • 60 items
  • 16 items
  • 137 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 466 items
  • 934 items
  • 3,571 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 8,228 items Explore
  • 45 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 44 items
  • 3 items
  • 12,896 items Explore
  • 1,232 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 4,815 items Explore
  • 770 items Explore
  • 1,977 items
  • 4,950 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,334 items Explore
  • 1,335 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,553 items Explore
  • 15,787 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 26 items
  • 5,408 items Explore
  • 7,525 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 11 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 6,544 items Explore
  • 251 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 4 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 104 items Explore
  • 423 items
  • 117 items Explore
  • 7,277 items Explore
  • 45 items
  • 21,216 items Explore
  • 6,599 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 5 items
  • 317 items Explore
  • 279 items
  • 161 items Explore
  • 10,842 items Explore
  • 54 items
  • 16 items
  • 67 items
  • 4 items
  • 314 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 172 items
  • 3,256 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1,213 items Explore
  • 1,821 items Explore
  • 567 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 1,064 items Explore
  • 96 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 1 items
  • 253 items Explore
  • 56,314 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2,626 items Explore
  • 2,639 items Explore
  • 149 items
  • 3,237 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 11,403 items Explore
  • 5,341 items
  • 7 items
  • 658 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 468 items
  • 40 items
  • 72 items
  • 29 items
  • 411 items
  • 3 items
  • 42 items
  • 1,059 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 693 items
  • 46 items
  • 8,310 items Explore
  • 9 items
  • 947 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 14,177 items Explore
  • 93 items
  • 17 items
  • 1 items
  • 5 items
  • 302 items
  • 2 items
  • 545 items Explore
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 799 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 154 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

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

Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1758 (?) (signed and dated)

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

1029 x 749 mm (40 1/2 x 29 1/2 in)

Place of origin

Rome

Order this image

Collection

Mount Stewart, County Down (Accredited Museum)

On show at

Mount Stewart, County Down, Northern Ireland, National Trust

NT 1220974

Caption

This portrait was completed Robert's Grand Tour and is considered one of the finest of only 25 similar portraits completed by Mengs. Robert built the west of the house at Mount Stewart and the Temple of the Winds, an octagonal building inspired by the Roman temples he had seen during his tour of Italy.

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry (1739–1821) by Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779), signed and dated, on the plinth of the column at the left: Antonio Raphaele Mengs / Ano 175[8(?)]. 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 from his Grand Tour of Europe - although curiously, this portrait is the only evidence that we have for the sitter having made it to Rome.

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

Verso: on the left member of the stretcher, in white chalk: L3; on the horizontal member, in white chalk: L3; on the top member, in white chalk: N1; on the canvas, in black: BY / Rafael Mengs Recto: Antonio Raphaele Mengs / Ano 175[8(?)] Verso: on the top member of the frame: 4, and in white chalk: DINING RM and 1 encircled; on the top member of the inner frame, in pencil: No7; on the left member of the frame, in black pen on a modern white label: PORTRAIT OF ROBERT STEWART / 1ST MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY / BY ANTON RAPHAEL MENGS / FROM MOUNT STEWART / TO KENWOOD HOUSE

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 Roettgen 1993 Steffi Roettgen, Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779 and his British Patrons, London, 1993 Roettgen 1999 -2003 Steffi Roettgen, Anton Raphael Mengs, 1728–1779, vol. 1: Das malerische und zeichnerische Werk, Hirmer, Munich, 1999

View more details