List of illustrations

  • Sir Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland
  • Alexander Pope
  • Trade card of J. Archer
  • Trade card of Smith
  • Trade card of Mr Rosenberg of Bath
  • Duke of Wellington, trade mark detail
  • A mother of detained-disappeared persons in Argentina
  • Royal Hair-do
  • View of the interior of the Long Room, Trinity College Library, Dublin
  • Trinity College Library
  • The drawing-room, Arundel Castle
  • The drawing-room, Arundel Castle
  • The Library, Strawberry Hill
  • The Gallery, Strawberry Hill
  • A Windy Day — scene outside the shop of Bowles, the printseller, in St. Paul's Churchyard, detail
  • A Windy Day — scene outside the shop of Bowles, the printseller, in St. Paul's Churchyard
  • George Vertue and Margaret his Wife, in the very Habits they were Married; Feby 17th Anno Domini 1720
  • An Old Servant of the Popham Family
  • The State Bedroom, Beningborough Hall, Yorkshire
  • Overdoor in the State Bedroom, Beningborough Hall, Yorkshire
  • Beningborough Hall, Yorkshire, first floor view from east to west
  • Petworth House, Sussex, the dining-room
  • The Red Room at Petworth House
  • The Great Hall, Norton Conyers, Yorkshire
  • Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, south front
  • Hall Ceiling, Stowe House, Buckinghamshire
  • The Tapestry Room, Houghton Hall
  • Frontispiece to Horace Walpole, Aedes Walpolinae
  • The saloon, Holkham Hall, Norfolk
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
  • Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk
  • Bernard Edward Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk
  • The saloon, Audley End, Essex
  • Interior of St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich
  • Interior of St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich, detail
  • The Common Council Chamber, The Guildhall, London
  • Lord Heathfield of Gibraltar
  • James II receiving the President of Christ's Hospital, several of the Governors and a number of the Children
  • The Great Hall, the Bluecoat School, London
  • The Great Hall, Christ's Hospital, Newgate Street
  • The Great Hall, Christ's Hospital, Newgate Street
  • Lowering Verrio's "James II receiving the President of Christ's Hospital" from the wall of Christ's Hospital Great Hall
  • Verrio's "James II receiving the President of Christ's Hospital" being rolled up
  • Transporting Verrio's "James II receiving the President of Christ's Hospital" to Christ's Hospital's new site at Horsham
  • Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bt.
  • Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bt., detail
  • Title-page to The Conférence of M. Le Brun . . .
  • The great seal and medals from the reign of William and Mary
  • Self-portrait
  • John Selman
  • A grangerized page of distinguished foreigners
  • Mosaics in the North Inner Aisle of S. Demetrios, Salonika
  • The Academicians of the Royal Academy
  • The Academicians of the Royal Academy, detail showing portraits of Moser and Kauffmann
  • The Gunpowder Conspirators
  • The Gunpowder Conspirators, detail
  • The Gunpowder Conspirators
  • Guy Fawkes
  • The Reign of Queen Elizabeth
  • Dignitaries of the Church from the reign of Henry VIII
  • Erasmus of Rotterdam
  • Joanne Harrington, Baron of Exton
  • Joanne Harrington, Baron of Exton, detail
  • The Norman Line and The Saxon Line
  • Book page
  • Book page
  • Book page
  • Book page
  • Book page, detail
  • Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth
  • Frontispiece
  • Sir William Musgrave
  • Adam Viscount Duncan
  • John Howe, 4th Baron Chedworth
  • Three Ladies adorning a Term of Hymen
  • The Life and Death of the Duke of Berwick
  • Credulity, Superstition and Fanaticism
  • Cunicularii, or The Wise men of Godliman in Consultation
  • Mary Tofts of Godelman the pretended Rabbit Breeder
  • Sarah Malcolm Executed in Fleet street, March 7th 1732 for Robbing the Chambers of Mrs Lydia Duncomb in Temple, and Murdering Her, Eliz Harrison & Ann Price
  • Young woman holding a Hare
  • John Sheppard
  • The Portrait
  • Mull'd Sack, the Chimney Sweep
  • Walking
  • Mrs Newport
  • William Sommers, King Henry the Eighth's Jester
  • Mother Louse
  • The Caricature Port Folio
  • The Right Honourable Charles James Fox
  • Public Characters of 1798
  • Edmund Burke in conversation with his friend Charles James Fox
  • The Beauty and the Beast
  • John Horne Tooke
  • Two Pair of Portraits: – presented to all the unbiased Electors of Great Britain, by John Horne Tooke
  • Doublures of Characters; or Striking Resemblances in Phisiognomy
  • Alexander Pope
  • The Marlborough Family
  • The Marlborough Family, detail
  • The Marlborough Family, detail
  • Lady Frances Tollemache
  • Fold-out frontispiece
  • Fold-out frontispiece, detail
  • Trompe L'Oeil (Self-Portrait)
  • John Michael Rysbrack
  • The Chalk Writer
  • A Midnight Modern Conversation
  • Theodore Jacobsen
  • The Company of Undertakers
  • A Perruquier's Atelier
  • Bag-wig owned by Sir Thomas Worsley
  • The Interiors and exteriors of a range of wigs and some details
  • A Selection of Wigs
  • The Five orders of Perriwigs as they were worn at the late Coronation measured Architectonically
  • The Exact Dress of the Head
  • The Bench
  • An Election I: The Election Entertainment
  • A drunk under a hedge
  • A Scene from Colley Cibber's The Careless Husband
  • John Wilkes Esqr.
  • Thomas Venner
  • The Porten Family
  • Alexander Pope
  • Frontispiece
  • Illustration
  • Illustration
  • Jacob Tonson
  • Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and 7th Earl of Winchelsea
  • Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork
  • A Caricature: Lord Bruce, Mr Ward, Joseph Leeson Jnr. and Joseph Henry
  • Thomas Herring, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Portrait of Charles Tudway, MP
  • George Colman the Elder
  • Samuel Linley
  • Sir Henry Bate-Dudley, Bart.
  • George Colman, detail
  • Dr. Isaac Schomberg
  • John Sargent Jnr.
  • William Brabazon, 1st Baron Ponsonby
  • The Hon. Charles Slone Cadogan, MP
  • Lord Middleton
  • David Garrick with his Wife Eva-Maria Veigel
  • David Garrick with his Wife Eva-Maria Veigel, detail
  • Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in Turkish dress
  • Woman on a Couch
  • The Duke of Kingston introducing his Daughter, Lady Mary Montagu as Toast to the Members of the Kit-cat Club
  • Lady Mary Montagu toasted by Members of the Kit-cat Club
  • La Sultane Asseki ou Sultane Reine
  • Portrait of a Lady (called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)
  • Princess Henrietta of Lorraine
  • Portrait of a Lady (called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)
  • Portrait of a Lady (called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)
  • The Female Traveller
  • Dame Grèque dans son Apartement
  • Lady of Constantinople wearing a Tarpous
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Portrait of a Lady (called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu), detail
  • Portrait of a Lady (called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu), detail
  • A Turkish Lady dressed for the Street
  • Omai
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Teresia, Lady Shirley
  • Nancy Parsons in Turkish Dress
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants
  • A Family Group
  • Queen Charlotte with Members of her Family
  • Mr James Wyatt
  • Queen Charlotte with her two Eldest Sons
  • Queen Charlotte with her two Eldest Sons, detail
  • Queen Charlotte with her two Eldest Sons, detail
  • Queen Charlotte with her two Eldest Sons, detail
  • Queen Charlotte with her two Eldest Sons, detail
  • Telemachus on the Island of Calypso
  • Queen Charlotte with her two Eldest Sons, detail
  • Mrs Congreve with her Children
  • William Congreve
  • Mrs Thomas Congreve
  • Thomas Congreve
  • Captain William Congreve with his Son
  • An Interior with Members of a Family
  • Edward VI as a Child
  • The Graham Children
  • The Graham Children, detail
  • The Chapeau de Paille (Portrait of Susanna Lunden)
  • Anne Hanway (née Stowe)
  • Thomas Noel Hill, 2nd Lord Berwick
  • Frontispiece
  • Instruction in the Use of Colours
  • Master Crewe as Henry VIII
  • The Age of Innocence
  • A Child's portrait in different views: Angels' Heads
  • Miss Juliana Willoughby
  • Illustration
  • Illustration
  • Catherine (Brouncker) Adye, later Catherine Willett
  • Cupid as Link Boy
  • Children
  • The Strawberry Girl
  • The Vandergucht Children
  • Lady Caroline Howard
  • Design for a snuff box lid
  • Master Parker and his Sister
  • Lady Caroline Scott as Winter
  • Thomas John Clavering, later Sir Thomas Clavering, Bart., and Catherine Mary Clavering: The Clavering Children
  • Thomas, 2nd Baron Mansel of Margam with his Blackwood Half-brothers and Sister
  • Rules for human proportion
  • Age and Infancy
  • Page from The Analysis of Beauty
  • The Analysis of Beauty, plate 2, detail
  • Thomas, 2nd Baron Mansel of Margam with his Blackwood Half-brothers and Sister, detail
  • Sarah Goodin Barrett Moulton: Pinkie
  • Design for a wall monument
  • Prince Arthur and the Fairy Queen
  • Teaching brings out the Best in People
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • Master Lambton
  • Margaret Cocks, later Margaret Smith
  • Portrait of a Lady, detail
  • Ashley Cowper with his Wife and Daughter
  • A Fishing Party
  • The Cholmondeley Family
  • The Conquest of Mexico
  • The House of Cards
  • A Children's Party (The Tea Party)
  • A Children's Party (The Tea Party), detail
  • A Children's Party (The Tea Party), detail
  • The House of Cards, detail
  • Richard Arkwright and his Wife and Child
  • Girl Building a House of Cards
  • Two Girls with Their Black Servant
  • The House of Cards, detail
  • Portrait of Charlotte Fitzroy
  • A Children's Party (The Tea Party), detail
  • Cherry Ripe
  • Penelope Boothby
  • Xie Kitchin dressed in the manner of Penelope Boothby
  • The Minuet
  • Lorina, Edith and Alice Liddell
  • Lorina, Edith and Alice Liddell
  • The Vision of Saint Jerome
  • Illustration to "Enoch Arden" by Alfred Tennyson
  • Lorina, Edith and Alice Liddell, detail
  • Portrait of John Milton
  • George Vertue's notebook, detail
  • William Shakespeare
  • The House of Commons, 1833
  • The Room in Which Shakespeare was Born
  • Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)
  • Eastern end of the Lower Gallery at South Kensington
  • A Bay in the Upper Long Gallery at South Kensington
  • Eastern extremity of the National Portrait Gallery at South Kensington with approaches
  • Portrait of an unknown woman
  • Welcome!
  • Advertisement for The Times Saturday Review
  • Richard II
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • East Wall of the National Portrait Gallery, Great George St, front room (facing the fireplace)
  • East Wall of the National Portrait Gallery, Great George St, front room (facing the fireplace)
  • East Wall of the National Portrait Gallery, Great George St, front room (facing the fireplace), before removing six pictures on loan to South Kensington
  • West Wall of the National Portrait Gallery, Great George St, front room (wall with fireplace)
  • East side of the first screen in the Long Gallery facing the entrance, National Portrait Gallery, South Kensington
  • West side of the first screen in the Long Gallery, South Kensington
  • The Boyhood of Raleigh
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • King Richard III
  • The Picture Gallery at the Old Hall
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~~In writing this book, I have benefited from discussions with many scholars who have been exceedingly generous with their time, from the support of several award-making bodies and from the inestimable help of archivists and librarians in Britain and the United States. It is impossible to name all who have provoked me into new thoughts...
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On midsummer’s day 1710, Lady Wentworth was enjoying the country air at her Thames-side property at Twickenham...
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Attempts to restore historic houses to an approximation of their original condition are now commonly accompanied by efforts not only to install ‘authentic’ fixtures...
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But no invention has better answered the end of perpetuating the memory of illustrious men, than the modern art of engraving, which I shall, without scruple, prefer to the boasted art of the Egyptians...
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Evelyn’s enthusiasm for sectaries, enthusiasts, imposters, conspirators and ‘bold Usurpers’, set out in the previous chapter, raises questions about portraiture as preeminently a discourse of the exemplary and virtuous life...
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WALK AROUND THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY rooms of the National Portrait Gallery in London (where surviving Kit-cat Club portraits are exhibited...
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~The full-length portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu attributed to Jonathan Richardson shows her regally attired in Turkish style, accompanied by a black servant, and with a...
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~Ever since the pioneering work of Roy Strong in the 1960s on dynastic Tudor portraiture, it has been well understood that the relationship between the pictorial composing of portrait subjects in an illusory spatial setting, and the position in which the portrait was hung relative to the ceremonial use of internal architectural spaces, served to determine how such portraits signified contemporaneously. Strong’s examination of Holbein’s portrait of the family of Henry VIII as it must have been seen in the Presence Chamber at Whitehall is an exemplary exploration of this...
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Work by social and economic historians investigating demographic trends and regional histories has offered comparative views of family structures and practices in early modern Europe...
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In June 1864, George Scharf, the first Secretary and Keeper to the National Portrait Gallery, London, wrote to the chairman of the Gallery’s trustees. Summing up for the Earl Stanhope the duties that he had performed...
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