Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley (1745-1810) British
An early 19th century portrait of Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley, painted in the manner of noted English portrait artist, Sir John Hoppner R.A. (1758-1810).
Oil on canvas, unsigned & re-lined, set in a fine albeit later gesso frame. Canvas dimensions: 29.5” x 24.5”, frame dimensions: 36.5" high x 31.5" wide x 2" deep. Conservation notes are available upon request.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS BERKELEY (1745-1810) was the son of Lt.-Col. Augustus Berkeley, the 4th Earl of Berkeley and his wife Elizabeth Drax. Upon his father’s death, 10 year old Frederick Augustus Berkeley succeeded by writ to the title of the 5th Earl of Berkeley, as well as 13th Lord of Berkeley and the 5th Viscount of Dursley – Gloucester. During the years 1766-1810, Lord Berkeley also held the office of High Steward of Gloucester, Warden of the Forest of Dean, Constable of St. Briavet's Castle, and Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. While serving in the British Army he received the rank of Colonel in 1779. He died on 8 August 1810 at age 65.
A copy of correspondence from the Assistant Curator of the Archives & Library Department of the National Portrait Gallery in London, dated June 10th, 2005, confirming the sitter as the 5th Earl, will be provided to the purchaser.