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The Rt Hon. Charles Wolfran Cornewall

The Rt Hon. Charles Wolfran Cornewall

oil on canvas
228.0 × 148.5 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1962
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Gallery location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Subjects (general)
Portraits Portraits
Subjects (specific)
members of Parliament men (male humans) politicians robes (main garments) seated figures wigs

The sitter in this portrait, the Rt Hon. Charles Wolfran Cornewall, was born in 1735 at Berrington, Herefordshire. Cornewall was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, but soon retired from professional life. He was a Member of Parliament from 1768, Lord Treasurer 1774–80, Chief Justice and Privy Councillor in 1780, and Speaker of the House of Commons until his death in 1789.