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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839), Landowner; Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

1776
Oil by Reynolds, ‘St George and the Dragon’.

1786
Miniature by Samuel Collins, signed and dated, exhibited Burlington Fine Arts Club, Miniatures, 1889 (39) and Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, 1891 (1036) lent to both by Jeffery Whitehead.

1790
Oil by Beechey at Woburn, dark brown coat, raised collar, powdered hair, in Beechey’s Account Books ‘1790 Lord J. Russel £15.15.0’.

1793-4
‘The House of Commons 1793-4’ by Hickel (NPG 745).

1803
Coloured engraving by Gillray, ‘A Great Man on the Turf’, 7 July 1803.

1804
Oil by Garrard, ‘Woburn Sheepshearing’, at Woburn Abbey, a farmyard scene at Woburn with the 6th Duke on horseback surrounded by the leading agriculturists of the day; large stipple engraving published 1811.

1805
Oil by Hoppner, three-quarter-length in peer’s robes with agricultural medals (not at Woburn, see W. McKay & W. Roberts, John Hoppner R.A., p 19).

1806
Line engraving by and after Garrard from ‘the original Picture in the Possession of Lord Somerville’, whole-length seated under a tree in riding habit.

1808
Watercolour miniature by Grimaldi at Woburn based on the Hoppner above but with white hair.

Marble busts by Nollekens at Woburn (two) and 1811 copy at Windsor Castle (Robert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, p 278).

1812
Medallions of the Duke and Duchess by Garrard, exhibited RA 1812 (905).

1814
Pen and brown wash drawing by Bartolomeo Pinelli, ‘The Duke of Bedford stopped by Bandits at Terracina … 1814’, Christie’s, 6 December 1972 (139).

Pencil drawing by Ingres in St Louis City Art Museum, USA, made during Bedford’s visit to Rome, reproduced Connoisseur, CXXXII, 1953, p 69.

1815-20
Drawing by Hayter (NPG 883(3)).

1817
Oil by R. I. Cruikshank, ‘Toxophilite Society target shooting at Waring’s archery ground Bayswater’ with the Duke and Duchess watching, exhibited RA 1817 (406).

1819
Oil by Hayter exhibited RA 1819 (47); a squared-off drawing of this by Henry Bone, probably for a large enamel, is in NPG library (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels, I, p 96), three-quarter-length seated to left ‘after a picture by G. Hayter 1819 Octr’.

1820
Oil by Raeburn at Longleat House exhibited RA 1820 (104) and Raeburn 1876 (129); pencil drawing at Christie’s 9 May 1896 (15).

‘The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820’ by Hayter (NPG 999).

1822
Oil by Lawrence at Woburn, exhibited RA 1822 (113), head and shoulders in brown cloak over fur collar (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, pp 31-2); studio copy at Meikleour and a copy by Hayter at Sotheby’s 25 November 1953 (155); squared pencil copy by Henry Bone September 1824 in NPG library (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels, I, 62) and an enamel by Bone at Woburn (sketch in Sir George Scarf’s Sketch Books, 100, 8).

1824
Oil by Landseer ? at Woburn, ‘The Bedford Family’. ‘A Shooting Party at Woburn 1825’ was in the Landseer Exhibition RA 1961 (43) lent by Lady Russell together with a number of Landseer drawings from Barons Court (Duke of Abercorn). A Landseer drawing is in Scottish NPG.

1826
Oil by Hayter, ‘a present to 3rd Lord Holland by Sir Goerge Hayter after a picture by Sir Thomas Lawrence’ at Woburn (Holland House Catalogue, 1904, no.25).

1831
Drawing by Landseer (NPG 5512).

1832
Marble bust by John Francis at Woburn, exhibited RA 1832 (1202).

1833
'The House of Commons 1833' by Hayter (NPG 54).

1838
Black chalk drawing by Hayter in a British Museum album of studies for 'The Coronation of Queen Victoria' - a large oil in Buckingham Palace.

Lithograph by R. J. Lane after a drawing by Landseer 6 August 1838, half-length seated to right holding spectacles aged 72.

Posthumous
Bronze statue by E. B. Stephens in Abbey Yard, Tavistock (Illustrated London News, 20 August 1864, p 197).

Recumbent tomb figure in Bedford Chapel, Chenies parish church (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments Buckinghamshire, I, p 90).



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.