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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford (1768-1854), General

1807-9
Portrait medallion by Carlo Amatucci, engraved by Freeman with addition of KB and Tower Stars published 1814.

c.1810
Chalk drawing by D. A. de Sequeira in Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, small whole-length in uniform without Stars.

c.1811
Portuguese oil painting in the Duke of Wellington's collection, whole-length equestrian with the Duke.

1813-14
Watercolour drawings by Heaphy, NPG 1914(4) and in National Gallery of Ireland.

c.1814
Oils by Beechey with variations (see NPG 1180).

1815
Marble bust by Humphrey Hopper exhibited RA 1815 (890).

c.1818
Oil by Lawrence at Apsley House (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 33), whole-length in uniform of Portuguese field marshal with 7 Peninsula clasps and in background the aqueduct described by Beckford; a copy by Evans in British Embassy, Lisbon, was bequeathed by A. J. Beresford Hope 1919.

Oil by Baron Gerard in private collection (Courtauld Institute IV), head and shoulders holding baton decorated with castles, wearing Commander's Cross for Peninsula War (Portugal 1816) and Star of Bath.

1819
Marble bust by Samuel Joseph exhibited RA 1819 (1193).

1829
Miniature by Miss Emma Kendrick exhibited RA 1829 (882).

1831
Oil by Rothwell (NPG 300).

1833
Miniature by Andrew Robertson exhibited RA 1833 (867).

c.1835
Oil by William Bradley recorded in Manchester.

1836
Oil by John Simpson exhibited RA 1836 (266).

1838
Oil by George Sanders with enamel copy by William Essex, exhibited RA 1838 (664).

c.1840
Oil by J. Haslock in Beresford family collection in 1961 attributed to Lawrence but identifiable with Haslock from Rogers' stipple engraving in Virtue's Portraits of Conservative Statesmen, 1844, II plate 49; a similar portrait (whole-length standing with gloves and top-hat) was engraved by P. Lightfoot with artist's name as G. Bradley (impressions of both in NPG).

c.1847
Beresford appears in J. P. Knight's 'Peninsula Heroes assembled in the United Service Club' exhibited RA 1848 (321), see Montgomery Hyde, Londonderry House, 1947, p 57; a pencil sketch by Knight was offered to the NPG July 1881, half-length with Stars and 7 campaign clasps (Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ Sketch Books, XX, VII, 79).

1850
Oil by Reuben Sayers in Pall Mall (Crown Estate Commissioners, formerly United Service Club), exhibited RA 1850 (365) and mezzotint by G. T. Payne published 1850.

Undated
Marble bust by Behnes (at Bedgebury).



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.