The Rt Hon. John Staples MP (1736-1820)

studio of Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787)
National Trust Inventory Number 216381

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1773 - circa 1774
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 737 x 610 mm (29 x 24 in)
Place of origin Italy
Collection Springhill, County Londonderry (Accredited Museum)
On show at Springhill, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Rt Hon. John Staples MP (1736-1820) by the studio of Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787), circa 1773-1774. Half-length portrait of a young man, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, in pale brick-red coat, yellow waistcoat, white stock, his left hand on a stick.


No doubt by descent via the sitter’s daughter, Charlotte (1786–1847), who married William Lenox-Conyngham (1792–1858), to William Lowry Lenox-Conyngham (1903–1957), by whom sold to the National Trust in 1957, shortly before his death, along with the other contents of Springhill (which he gave to the National Trust), at a fraction of their value.

Credit line

Springhill, The Lenox-Conyngham Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

studio of Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787), artist


Laing 2009 Alastair Laing, “John Brown as a painter?” Apollo, suppl. Historic Houses and Collections Annual April 2009, pp.12-17, fig. 5

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Place of origin Italy (6647)
Materials Canvas (10117)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
Collection Springhill, County Londonderry (Accredited Museum) (6666)
Periods 18th century (87902)
Maker Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787) (53)
Subjects The Rt. Hon John Staples MP (1736-1820) (5)
Object Type Oil painting (14440)

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