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Samuel Rogers

(1763-1855), Poet, banker and art connoisseur

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 23 portraits
Best remembered as a witty conversationalist and as a friend of poets such as Byron and Wordsworth, Rogers attained eminence with the publication of his poem The Pleasures of Memory (1792). This widely praised poem was so popular that by 1806 it had gone through fifteen editions. His other published poetry included The Voyage of Columbus (1810) and Italy (1822-8). In 1793 he inherited a banking firm, and for the next half century he maintained an influential position in London society. The amusing, though often unkind, conversations held at his breakfast parties were recorded by Alexander Dyce and published in 1856 as Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers.

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Samuel Rogers, by Jean Pierre Dantan - NPG 3888

Samuel Rogers

by Jean Pierre Dantan
plaster cast of caricature bust, 1833
NPG 3888

Breakfast at Mr Rogers, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) - NPG 2772(28b)

Breakfast at Mr Rogers

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1833-1857
NPG 2772(28b)

Samuel Rogers, by Mr Paine - NPG Ax29963

Samuel Rogers

by Mr Paine
salt print, early-mid 1850s
NPG Ax29963

Samuel Rogers, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D8884

Samuel Rogers

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, (1769-1830)
NPG D8884

Samuel Rogers, by Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon - NPG D6596

Samuel Rogers

by Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
pencil, after 1817
NPG D6596

Samuel Rogers, by Henry Meyer, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D39837

Samuel Rogers

by Henry Meyer, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 16 August 1822 (1769-1830)
NPG D39837

Samuel Rogers, by Henry Meyer, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D15653

Samuel Rogers

by Henry Meyer, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 16 August 1822 (1769-1830)
NPG D15653

Samuel Rogers, after Daniel Maclise - NPG D34531

Samuel Rogers

after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (published 1830)
NPG D34531

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Martin Hopkinson

20 October 2017, 19:56

Samuel Laurence exhibited a portrait of Rogers at the National Institution in 1853 as no 41 - no price was given

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