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William Pitt the Younger J910510

KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London " William Pitt the Younger " c1788. Attributed to GAINSBOROUGH Thomas (1727-88)

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10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the captivating "William Pitt the Younger J910510" photographic print from our Media Storehouse collection. This exquisite piece, sourced from the Historic England Photo Library, offers a glimpse into the past with its captivating image of William Pitt the Younger, taken at Kenwood House, The Iveagh Bequest in London. The portrait, believed to be attributed to Thomas Gainsborough, showcases the young statesman in formal attire, exuding a sense of authority and sophistication. Bring history into your home or office with this stunning, high-quality photographic print, a beautiful addition to any space.

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Estimated Product Size is 20.3cm x 25.4cm (8" x 10")

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Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This striking portrait of William Pitt the Younger, painted around 1788 by Thomas Gainsborough, captures the essence of one of the most influential political figures of the Georgian era. Pitt, who became Prime Minister at the young age of 24, is depicted in a red coat and white cravat, the colors of the Tory party to which he belonged. The painting is housed at Kenwood House in London, which was bequeathed to the English people by the 2nd Earl of Iveagh in 1925. Pitt's political career began in earnest in 1780 when he was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer at the age of 23. He quickly gained a reputation for his fiscal conservatism and his ability to manage the country's finances during a time of war with France. Pitt's tenure as Prime Minister, which lasted from 1783 to 1801, was marked by his strong leadership and his commitment to maintaining Britain's military and naval power. The portrait of Pitt by Gainsborough is a testament to the artist's skill in capturing the character and personality of his subject. Pitt's intense gaze and the subtle play of light and shadow on his face convey a sense of determination and focus. The red background adds a bold and regal touch to the painting, reflecting Pitt's political power and influence. Today, the portrait of William Pitt the Younger remains an important part of the collection at Kenwood House, a reminder of the rich political history of Georgian England. The painting continues to captivate audiences with its striking composition and its glimpse into the life of one of Britain's most influential Prime Ministers.

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