1 of 9 portraits of Sydney Smith
replica by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1840 (1833)
50 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. (1276 mm x 1022 mm)
Given by Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford, 1907
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Sitterback to top
- Sydney Smith (1771-1845), Wit and Canon of St Paul's. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Henry Perronet Briggs (1791-1844), Antiquary and subject painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Commissioned by Smith's old friend Hudson Gurney, the antiquary; a version of Brigg's portrait of 1833.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 571
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 461