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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt (1740-1810), Merchant banker

Painting by Benjamin West, three-quarter length seated. ING Bank NV, London (H. von Erffa & A. Staley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, 1986, no.587). Cut from a group portrait of Baring’s family containing six figures; exhibited Third and concluding exhibition of National Portraits (fortieth year of the reign of George the third to MDCCCLXVII), South Kensington, 1868 (47) lent Lord Northbrook. Enamel copies by Henry Bone dated 1804 and 1806 (private collection, and Christie’s, 6 July 1965, lot 32; preparatory drawing in the NPG Bone albums (R. Walker, 'Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings in the National Portrait Gallery', Wal. Soc., LXI, 1999, no.29).

Painting by Thomas Lawrence, see NPG 1256.

Drawing by Thomas Lawrence, profile bust, dated Nov 6 1807, lithographed by W. Evans.

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.