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Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), Poet, banker and art connoisseur

Sitter in 23 portraits
Best remembered as a witty conversationalist and as a friend of poets such as Byron and Wordsworth, Rogers attained eminence with the publication of his poem The Pleasures of Memory (1792). This widely praised poem was so popular that by 1806 it had gone through fifteen editions. His other published poetry included The Voyage of Columbus (1810) and Italy (1822-8). In 1793 he inherited a banking firm, and for the next half century he maintained an influential position in London society. The amusing, though often unkind, conversations held at his breakfast parties were recorded by Alexander Dyce and published in 1856 as Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers.

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Samuel Rogers

by George Dance
pencil, 1795
NPG 1155


Samuel Rogers

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1817
On display at Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
NPG 763


Samuel Rogers

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
chalk, circa 1825
NPG 400


Samuel Rogers

by Jean Pierre Dantan
plaster cast of caricature bust, 1833
NPG 3888


Breakfast at Mr Rogers

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1833-1857
NPG 2772(28b)


Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4921


Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4919


Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4920


The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342


'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a


Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b


Samuel Rogers

by George Richmond
chalk, 1848
NPG 1044


Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c


Samuel Rogers

by Mr Paine
salt print, early-mid 1850s
NPG Ax29963


Samuel Rogers

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, (1769-1830)
NPG D8884


Samuel Rogers

by Henry Meyer, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 16 August 1822 (1769-1830)
NPG D15653


Samuel Rogers

after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (published 1830)
NPG D34531


Samuel Rogers

by Charles William Sherborn, after John Hoppner
etching, 1887
NPG D21201


Samuel Rogers

by Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
pencil, after 1817
NPG D6596

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