Sir William Harbord MP KB (?1696-1770)

William Aikman (Forfar 1682 – London 1731)
National Trust Inventory Number 355486

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1729
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2380 x 1465 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at Blickling, Norfolk, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Sir William Harbord MP KB (?1696-1770) by William Aikman (Forfar 1682 – London 1731), 1729. A full-length portrait, standing, wearing a full grey wig. Red skirted coat buttoned full length, white shirt and cravat, grey stockings, black shoes with silver buckles. Black hat tucked under left arm. Left hand in grey silk glove and holding other glove. Right hand tucked into coat. Standing in front of a stone parapet with large urn, landscape in background. Brother-in-law of Sir John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire. He assumed name and arms of his uncle Harbord Harbord in 1742, the year in which he began Gunton Hall, where there is a later portrait in a similar frame. Previously in 1955 inventory identified as Earl of Chesterfield.


Bequeathed with the hall and contents by Philip,11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940)

Credit line

Blickling Hall, The Lothian Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

William Aikman (Forfar 1682 – London 1731), artist

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Periods 18th century (87431)
Maker William Aikman (Forfar 1682 – London 1731) (20)
Subjects Sir William Harbord MP KB (?1696-1770) (1)
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield KG, PC, MP (1694-1773) (5)
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