Cornwallis, Charles, 4th Baron Cornwallis (c.1675-1722)
About this picture
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1715, National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 3200
About the subject
MP for Eye 1695-8; Peer 1698-d. The whig son of the extravagant 3rd Baron Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis was brought up by his plutocrat grandfather Sir Stephen Fox, who also provided him with a home and a bride and helped him, once he had inherited his father’s title, to financial solvency.