#10. Walter Kendall (b.1689), 1744.

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Walter Kendall (born 1689), 1744, 72.5 x 59.7 cm, Fraunces Tavern Museum, NY.

Walter Kendall was Plymouth Dock’s town clerk.

#9. Nicholas Kendall, 1744.

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Master Nicholas Kendall, 1744, 75 x 62.2 cm, Private Collection.

Part of a collection of 6 or 7 Kendall family portraits painted in 1744 when Reynolds was 21 years old.

#5. Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron of Mount Edgcumbe (1680-1758), 1740.

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Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron of Mount Edgcumbe (1680-1758), 1740, 127 x 101 cm. Destroyed.

Richard Edgcumbe, son of Sir Richard Edgcumbe, became, at 22 years old, MP from Plympton where he served for 32 years. He was a reliable ally to long-serving British prime minister Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745). Edgcumbe married in 1715 but was a widower six years later. Reynolds’s painting was destroyed by bombing in World War II.

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Richard Eliot (1733-1746), 1743-44, 48.2 x 43 cm, Private Collection.

The attentive young subject is a midshipman in the British navy.