The Collection: Paintings

18th Century


Portrait of Don Francisco de Saavedra by Francisco de Goya
Portrait of Mrs Gainsborough by Thomas Gainsborough
Tilly Kettle Portrait of Charles and Captain


The 18th century collection features fine examples of English portraiture, including Gainsborough’s mesmerising portrait of his wife and the only full-length portrait by Goya in Britain. One area of the gallery is devoted to an extraordinary collection of oil sketches by the last great Venetian painter, Tiepolo.

Beechey Portrait of Queen Charlotte
Tiepolo The Immaculate Conception
Tiepolo Saint Paschal

Selected 18th century paintings from the collection: