Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

1 portrait on display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, by George Francis Joseph, 1817 - NPG 84 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

by George Francis Joseph
oil on canvas, 1817
55 in. x 43 in. (1397 mm x 1092 mm)
Given by the sitter's nephew, W.C. Raffles Flint, 1859
Primary Collection
NPG 84

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This portrait was painted when Raffles returned to Britain to oversee the publication of his History of Java (1817). The Buddhist sculptures and the distant landscape allude to his study of the ethnography, ancient civilisation and languages of the region.

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  • NPG D39172: Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (source portrait)

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