A Welsh fop

FRANCIS COTES (1726-1770) Richard Myddleton MP (c. 1760=65) Oil on canvas (127 x 101 cm) National Museum of Wales   Richard Myddelton (1726-1795) could well be considered the quintessential MP, as he did not do anything at all, mind you MPs in those days were not paid the obscene amounts of money their counterparts get …

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The Earl of Chesterfield

WILLIAM HOARE RA (1707-1792) Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Pastel on paper (66.7 x 48.6 cm) Location unknown   William Hoare is the kind of artist that deserves to be better known. Unfortunately, for him, he was the contemporary of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and Allan Ramsay. In spite of that, he enjoyed …

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