Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

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Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, replica by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1810 - NPG 746 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

replica by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1810
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Purchased, 1885
Primary Collection
NPG 746


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Artistback to top

  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 683 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

This portraitback to top

This portrait is a reduced copy by Sir Thomas Lawrence of an earlier portrait of Melville. The original portrait shows Melville standing in a commanding, statesmanlike pose but by the time it was finished, Melville had already been dismissed from office.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D14008: Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (source portrait)
  • NPG D8536: Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (source portrait)
  • NPG D8535: Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (source portrait)
  • NPG D8516: Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (source portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Bayly, Christopher, The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 19 October 1990 - 17 March 1991), p. 125
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 426
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 337

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