Noel Hill, 1st Lord Berwick (1745-1789)
Jeremiah Meyer, RA (Tübigen 1735 – Kew 1789)
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Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
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Portrait miniature, watercolour on ivory, Noel Hill, 1st Lord Berwick (1745-1789) by Jeremiah Meyer, RA (Tübigen 1735 – Kew 1789), circa 1768. Oval. Head and shoulder portrait of a young man, turned to right, gazing at the spectator, in a red coat and white neckcloth. Light blue eyes, very pale complexion, grey wig. Plain grey background. In a gilt case with a plait of dark brown hair in the back. He married Anne Vernon in 1768. Although this miniature has been traditionally attributed to Smart, it is unquestionably a fine example of Meyer, possibly a marriage portrait. Bequeathed to her son, as 'the only original picture of him in the family' (SRO 112/42a/154). cf. watercolour by Boultbee.
Commissioned by Noel Hill (1745-1789), created 1st Baron Berwick in 1784. Married Anne Vernon in 1768. Bequeathed to her son, as 'the only original picture of him in the family'. By descent Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.
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Jeremiah Meyer, RA (Tübigen 1735 – Kew 1789), artist