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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Thomas Heaphy, July 1802 - NPG 751 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, July 1802
10 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. (260 mm x 216 mm)
Given by Walter John Pelham, 4th Earl of Chichester, 1886
Primary Collection
NPG 751


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  • Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Thomas Heaphy produced several portraits of Palmerston of which this is the earliest, showing him as a young man of seventeen, shortly after the death of his father. The portrait was commissioned for presentation to his new guardian, Lord Pelham.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 358
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 83
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 478