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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt (1753-1827), Art patron, connoisseur and landscape painter

1777-8
Two drawings by Thomas Hearne, in Sir George Beaumont's collection, exhibited 'Landscape in Britain 1750-1850', Tate Gallery, 1973 (146) reproduced frontispiece to catalogue, Beaumont and Farington sketching a waterfall.

c.1785
Gouache by Daniel Gardner, Sotheby's 15 April 1953 (14) identity doubtful.

1787
Oil by Reynolds in Frick Collection, exhibited RA 1788 (97), reproduced Sir Ellis Waterhouse, Reynolds, 1941, plate 283; Farington records a miniature copy by Mary Byrne, Diary 16 June and 27 December 1795.

1793
Oil by Lawrence exhibited RA 1793 (15), Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 31.

1803
Oil by Hoppner in National Gallery, sittings in March 1803; several replicas were painted and a large mezzotint by Say published 1808.

1807
Pencil drawing by George Dance (NPG 1137).

1808
Unfinished oil by Lawrence recorded in Farington's Diary April-May 1808 (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 31); Beaumont consulted Farington about the price he should pay Lawrence for this rejected portrait.

c.1815
Two small pencil drawings by Haydon in Tate Gallery (25b) 'Sir G B expression, first time looking at Solomon when put up in his gallery; this said more than praise'.

1820
Beaumont appears in Bowyer's 'Trial of Queen Caroline' (122 in the key) engraved by Murray and published in Bowyer's An Impartial Historical Narrative of those Momentous Events ... 1816 to 1823, 1823, p 26.

Oil by Jackson at Mulgrave Castle (Marquess of Normanby), exhibited RA 1820 (163), of Lord Mulgrave, Beaumont, General Phipps and the Hon Augustus Phipps, all in the dark green velvet 'Mulgrave uniform' seated at a table with books and prints; mezzotint by W. J. Ward; a modello of this was at Christie's 22 November 1968 (144) bought Agnew.

1826
Oil by Margaret Carpenter, £25 (MS list in NPG archive).

1843
Oil by Marshall Claxton, 'Sir Joshua Reynolds and his Friends', exhibited RA 1843 (315).

Undated
Oil by Edward (probably William) Owen at Drayton Manor recorded by Mrs Jameson in Private Galleries, 1844, 166, and again in Gentleman's Magazine, XXVII, 1847, p 291; William Owen exhibited a portrait of Beaumont's mother RA 1809 (78).

Miscellaneous
John Steegman visiting Coleorton 14 October 1938 reported 'several portraits of Sir George Beaumont: the rather fine Lawrence, and a small oval, with one of Lady Beaumont, which might be by Henry Walton; Owen represented by a v. good whole-length of old Rachael Lady Beaumont aet. 91'.



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.