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Happy birthday to William Pitt, who was born 253 years ago today!

Happy birthday to William Pitt, who was born 253 years ago today!

AFTER JOHN HOPPNER, R.A. (BRITISH, 1758-1810) BUST-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM PITT THE YOUNGER (1759-1806)

AFTER JOHN HOPPNER, R.A. (BRITISH, 1758-1810) BUST-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM PITT THE YOUNGER (1759-1806)

And a close-up :)

And a close-up :)

A variation of the Hoppner portrait at Cowdray Park (1805), which seems to have been at the centre of a thriving market for portrait reproductions after Pitt's death in 1806. Pitt was one of the greatest statesmen to have held office in British Government. He was renowned for his efficiency and industry (he died through overwork and 'compensatory' drinking) as well as for being incorruptible and conducting a morally impeccable private life. He remained a bachelor and reputedly died a virgin.

A variation of the Hoppner portrait at Cowdray Park (1805), which seems to have been at the centre of a thriving market for portrait reproductions after Pitt's death in 1806. Pitt was one of the greatest statesmen to have held office in British Government. He was renowned for his efficiency and industry (he died through overwork and 'compensatory' drinking) as well as for being incorruptible and conducting a morally impeccable private life. He remained a bachelor and reputedly died a virgin.

Portrait of the Right Hon. William Pitt (1759-1806), half length, in a painted oval by Gainsborough Dupont

Portrait of the Right Hon. William Pitt (1759-1806), half length, in a painted oval by Gainsborough Dupont

William Pitt the Younger (after Hoppner).

William Pitt the Younger (after Hoppner).

Pitt - another version of the Lawrence portrait

Pitt - another version of the Lawrence portrait

Romney portrait of Pitt for sale at £4,000

Romney portrait of Pitt for sale at £4,000

William Dacres Adams (1775-1862) by Sir Thomas Lawrence. He was Pitt's last private secretary. On Pitt, Dacres Adams writes " it was impossible to know him and not love him."

William Dacres Adams (1775-1862) by Sir Thomas Lawrence. He was Pitt's last private secretary. On Pitt, Dacres Adams writes " it was impossible to know him and not love him."

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