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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Frederick Adam (1781-1853), General

Most of the General's portraits and papers are still in the family possession at Blair-Adam, Kinross-shire.

Pencil and watercolour drawing by 'T. K.' at Blair-Adam, half-length in uniform of major of the 5th Battalion of the Reserve, probably in Egypt, inscribed T.K. pinx 1804.

Pencil and wash drawing by Edridge at Blair-Adam, three-quarter-length in uniform of lieutenant-colonel of 21st Royal North British Fusiliers, probably in Sicily, inscribed Edridge 1806.

Oil by Colvin-Smith painted for the General's father, Rt Hon William Adam and exhibited RA 1832, head and shoulders wearing Stars of Bath, Maria Theresa and St Andrew of Russia, reproduced R. C. M. Colvin-Smith, Life of Colvin Smith, 1939, p 73.

Bronze statue by Paolo Proselendis in Corfu c.1835 (Adam was High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands 1824-31); plaster model at Blair-Adam.

Oil by G. F. Watts at Blair-Adam, painted in Florence and exhibited in Brussels where Adam's son was Chargé d'Affaires (Mrs Watts's MS at Compton, catalogue 9, vol II (portraits), p 1).

Charcoal drawing by Watts at Melbury, reproduced in Mrs Russell Barrington G. F. Watts: Reminiscences, 1905, p 30.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.