William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle

Description
After a distinguished military career the 2nd Earl was appointed in 1748 as Ambassador to Paris and, in France, he took a mistress. In 1754 the Earl died suddenly, leaving his massive debts unpaid. The Countess, also painted by Reynolds in 1759, was a favourite of George II, who, perhaps in sympathy, granted her a pension of £1200 a year.
Accession Loan No.
71/1948/2
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle
Dimensions
stretcher H 1274 mm; stretcher length 1012 mm; frame H 1490 mm; frame length 1245 mm
Production Person Surname
Hudson
Production Person Initials
Thomas
Period Classification
George II (1727-1760)
Production Date
c 1745
Production Year Low
1742
Production Year High
1748
Production Town
London
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
The Earl of Albermarle Thomas Hudson; 1106

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