The Rt Hon William Pitt the younger MP (1759-1806)
Joseph Nollekens, RA (London 1737 – London 1823)
Art / Sculpture
1780 - 1806
560 Height x 470 Width x 230 mm Depth
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
Marble, The Rt Hon. William Pitt the younger MP (1759-1806) by Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) A portrait bust in Roman pose with draped toga.
?Collected by George, 3rd Earl of Egremont thence by descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.
Marks and inscriptions
94 (painted on front of socle)
Makers and roles
Joseph Nollekens, RA (London 1737 – London 1823), sculptor