Father of the more famous William Pitt the Younger, Pitt was a key political figure in Georgian Britain. As a life-long sufferer from gout, Pitt often visited Bath for the spa cure.
He was given a succession of key roles in British politics, but his habit of plain speaking got Pitt into trouble. He left Bath in 1762, following a very public argument with Ralph Allen over foreign policy.
Where to see this painting?
Bath Guildhall, Victoria Art Gallery
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