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The Right Honble. William Pitt: P.136-1960

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Right Honble. William Pitt
Portrait of William Pitt, 1759-1806


Printmaker: Sherwin, John Keyse
Publisher: Sherwin, John Keyse
Painter: Gainsborough, Thomas (After)
Publisher: Wilkinson, Robert



Legal notes

Bought with Perceval Fund, October 1960

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1960)


18th Century
Production date: AD 1789


Inscription on bottom "Painted by T. Gainsborough, R.A. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin, Historical Engraver to His Majesty, and to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales." and "The Right William Pitt, / FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY, CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER &C" and "London, Pubd 15th of June 1789, by J.K. Sherwin, N.o 65, New Bond Street, and R. Wilkinson, No.58, Cornhill".

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.136-1960
Primary reference Number: 205706
O'Donoghue: 23
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 24 October 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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