Purchase of Joseph Wilton's Marble Bust Portrait of Thomas Hollis (c.1760)

The National Portrait Gallery acquired a marble bust of the radical philosopher Thomas Hollis, one of the architects of American independence, by Joseph Wilton. The bust, which has been on loan to the gallery since 2003, was offered under the terms of a private treaty sale.

Bust of Thomas Hollis by Sir Joseph Wilton, c 1760
Bust of Thomas Hollis by Sir Joseph Wilton, c 1760
Applicant: 
National Portrait Gallery
Location: 
National Portrait Gallery, 2 St. Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Region: 
London
Grant awarded: 
£100,000
Year awarded: 
2012