A three quarter length portrait of Thomas Newton Bishop of Bristol (1704-82). He wears his bishop’s robes and sleeves and carries a mortar board cap in his hand. In the background is the Dome of St. Paul’s. Born of fairly humble origins, the son of a brandy merchant, he was both able and ambitious and soon secured the patronage of the William Pulteney Earl of Bath. He married well twice, and went on to become a favourite of the Prince and Princess of Wales and later Lord Bute, who appointed him Bishop of Bristol. He is buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The Right Reverend Thomas Newton D.D. Lord Bishop of Bristol, and Dean of St. Paul’s.
Thomas Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds The Right Reverend Thomas Newton D.D. Lord Bishop of Bristol, and Dean of St. Paul’s. London, Thomas Watson May 1st 1775 Mezzotint 450x330mm
SKU: 4809 Category: Portraits