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Henry Seymour Conway

2 of 8 portraits by Isaac Gosset

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Seymour Conway

by Isaac Gosset
1760
4 in. x 3 in. (102 mm x 76 mm)
NPG 1757


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Inscriptionback to top

The oak backboard is inscribed (probably in a contemporary hand): Gen. Henry Conway 1760.

This portraitback to top

A Gosset medallion was listed at Clumber House in 1914 [1] and it is conceivable that the Tassie medallion listed in the early 19th century was another, or an enamel copy. [2]

Footnotesback to top

1) Clumber cat., 1923, no.386.
2) J. M. Gray, James and William Tassie, a biographical and critical sketch with a catalogue of their portrait medallions of modern personages, 1894, no.86 as unseen.

Physical descriptionback to top

Wearing armour, lace collar and neckcloth.

Provenanceback to top

[by descent from the 1st Viscount Sydney] at Frognal, by descent to Robert Marsham-Townshend (d. 1914), nephew of the last Lady Sydney;1 Frognal sale, Knight, Frank & Rutley, 10 June 1915, lot 575, bought Leggatt for the NPG.

1 Notes by V. J. Murrell 1968.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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