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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Samuel Bagster the Elder (1772-1851), Publisher

An oil painting by Charles Hayter of a family group consisting of Mr and Mrs Bagster, Mr and Mrs Birch, and Mr and Mrs Bagster and son, was exhibited RA 1807 (496); this presumably represented Mr and Mrs George Bagster, their son Samuel (NPG 1816) and his wife, née Eunice Birch (they were married in 1797), her parents Mr and Mrs Birch, and their grandson Samuel the younger (born 1800) who ran a similar printing and publishing firm of his own until his early death in 1835.

Drawings by John Linnell made from a sitting at Windsor in May 1849, see NPG 1816.

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.