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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Lord William Cavendish Bentinck (1774-1839), Governor-General of India; son of 3rd Duke of Portland

Full details of the Welbeck portraits are in R. W. Goulding and C. K. Adams, Catalogue of Pictures belonging to his Grace the Duke of Portland, 1936, pp 330-1.

1804
Magnificent oil by Lawrence at Welbeck (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 33) with enamel copy by Henry Bone, 1828, also at Welbeck, and oil copy by Dorofield Hardy, 1914, in Victoria Hall, Calcutta.

1814-15
Watercolour miniature probably by the diplomat Robert Fagan was offered to the NPG in 1862, whole-length standing in uniform by a figure of Britannia (sketch by Scharf in Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ Sketch Books, VI, 85).

1815
Plaster bust by Thorwaldsen in Copenhagen, with marble copy dated 1816 at Welbeck.

1816
Pencil drawing by Ingres in Musée Bonnat, Bayonne, with his wife in Rome.

1835
Statue by Westmacott in Calcutta with inscription by Macaulay.

1837
Oil by Phillips in Government House, Madras, exhibited RA 1837 (87).

c.1839
Oval oil by unknown artist at Welbeck, said to have been painted in Paris in the year of his death; copy, 1875, was in Government House, Calcutta.

Undated
Oil painting in the style of Samuel Lane and miniatures by Augustin and Capellis all at Welbeck Abbey.


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.