George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, 1676, Mary Beale
124.5 cm100.3 cm

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax is a Baroque Oil on Canvas Painting created by Mary Beale from 1674 to 1676. It lives at the National Portrait Gallery, London in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Portraits. SourceDownload

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George Savile was a statesman and writer, who sat in the English House of Commons in 1660 and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1668. Savile became a favorite of king Charles for his witty banter and viciously anti-French attitudes. In this portrait my Mary Beale he sits demurely, right hand in his jacket — a pose made forever famous by Napoleon in his 1812 portrait by Jacques-Louis David.

Joke’s on you, George Savile.

Reed Enger, "George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 26, 2016; last modified May 19, 2021,

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