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Robert Nugent

Robert Nugent


Portrait of Robert Nugent, by Thomas Gainsborough, 1760. Robert Nugent was MP for Bristol for 20 years from 1754. He was involved in the 1750 Act which replaced the London-based Royal African Company with the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa.The new company gave merchants a say in the running of the African trade. This portrait in the Lord Mayor’s Office shows Nugent holding copy of the Act for the Regulation of the Slave Trade.

Creator: Thomas Gainsborough

Date: 1760

Copyright: Copyright Bristol City Council

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