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Samuel Rogers

7 of 23 portraits of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, circa 1835 - NPG 4919 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
6 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (175 mm x 190 mm)
Purchased, 1972
Primary Collection
NPG 4919

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  • Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), Poet, banker and art connoisseur. Sitter in 23 portraits.

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Rogers's cadaverous features and eccentric behaviour made him ideally suited to the caricaturist's pen. Here, Landseer shows him in a pretentious bath and takes full advantage of Rogers's bold head and 'shelf-chin' noted by Robert Carlyle.

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