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By: John Hoppner
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Location: Cinnamon Drawing Room
Edward Viscount Lascelles, the eldest son of the 1st Earl of Harewood, died before he could inherit. A serious collector and patron, he collected Sèvres porcelain and was an early patron of Turner and Girtin. Hoppner became the favourite painter of the aristocracy after Reynolds’ death.
Edward Lascelles was born in 1740, the son of Edward Lascelles and his wife Frances Ball. He married Anne, daughter of William Chaloner of Guisborough in 1761. He was created Baron Harewood on June 18th 1796; created Viscount Lascelles and 1st Earl of Harewood September 7th, 1812.