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John Rolle-Walter, 1712-1779
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Biographical Details
John Rolle of Bicton, Devon, matriculated at New College, Oxford in 1729 and took the additional surname of Walter on the death of his uncle in 1731. As John Rolle-Walter he became a Tory M.P. for Exeter and Devon. He visited Rome at some point between mid-1752 and the summer of 1753, where he was depicted by Pompeo Batoni (Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, Devon, 411/2008). There he commissioned or acquired two paintings from Wilson (P63 & P64).
Patronage of Works
P63 Diana and Actaeon (Landscape with Figures bathing in a Pool), Private Collection
P64 Rome and the Ponte Molle National Museum Wales, Cardiff