Frederick William Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol (1769-1859) as a Young Boy
Art / Miniatures
Watercolour on ivory
5 x 4 cmOrder this image
Ickworth, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)
Portrait miniature, watercolour on ivory, Frederick William Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol (1769-1859), Italian School. c.1778. Circular. Head and shoulders portrait of a young boy, left profile, wearing a page's Court dress, a red coat with blue facings trimmed with gold braid and epaulettes, and a broad white collar. Grey eyes, dark brown hair, pale complexion. Brown scumbled background. The apparent age of the sitter, about 10 or 11, and his uniform, suggest that the portrait was painted shortly before his entry as an Ensign into the 1st Foot Regiment of Guards in 1778.
Part of the Bristol Collection. Acquired by the National Trust in 1956 under the auspices of the National Land Fund, later the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Probably commissioned by his father, the 4th Earl of Bristol c.1780.
Makers and roles
Italian School, miniaturist