Robert Vernon

1 portrait

Robert Vernon, by George Jones, and  Henry Collen, 1848 - NPG 4513 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Vernon

by George Jones, and Henry Collen
oil on panel, 1848
30 in. x 24 3/4 in. (762 mm x 629 mm)
Purchased, 1967
Primary Collection
NPG 4513


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Sitterback to top

  • Robert Vernon (1774-1849), Patron and art collector. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Henry Collen (1798-circa 1872), Painter, mezzotinter and photographer. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
  • George Jones (1786-1869), Painter and army officer. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

This portraitback to top

An army contractor; ... he has a small King Charles spaniel on his lap. ... This portrait is the joint work of the miniaturist, Henry Collen, and the painter, George Jones, Keeper of the Royal Academy, who claimed to be Robert Vernon's chief adviser in forming his collection of modern British pictures. These are now mostly in the Tate Gallery, London. The frame is gilt compo on pine.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 633
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 115
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 517