Joshua Reynolds: Edward Eliot, 1st Lord, 1744-45.

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12-Edward Eliot, 1st Lord (1727-1804), 1744-45, 76 x 63 cm, Trustees of the St Germans Estate, Port Eliot, Cornwall.

Edward Eliot was MP for Cornwall and lifelong friend of the artist. Described as lively, most agreeable and very clever, he was a pall-bearer at Reynolds’ funeral nearly half a century after this portrait was painted.

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