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John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley

7 of 26 portraits on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley, by George Romney, 1795 - NPG 101 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1795
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Given by Henry Crabb Robinson, 1860
Primary Collection
NPG 101

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  • John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
  • Thomas Alphonso Hayley (1780-1800), Sculptor; natural son of William Hayley. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 157 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Flaxman rarely sculpted busts, but Romney shows him at work on a portrait of their mutual friend the biographer and poet William Hayley. Hayley's son Tom, one of Flaxman's much-loved pupils, is shown in the foreground.

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