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James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1754 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 48

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, in Parliament robes, standing and facing slightly left. The sitter gestures with his left hand and holds a roll of paper in the other.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1754 (printed)


McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds Pinxt. J. McArdell Fecit.'
Lettered with name of sitter, dedication and



Height: 35.2 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, three-quarter-length portrait of James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, when 20th Earl of Kildare. Mezzotint by James McArdell after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1754.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Production Note

The original portrait was painted in 1754.



Subjects depicted

Robes; Politician; Peers


Politics; Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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