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Regency Portraits Catalogue

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

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

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

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

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

Oils by Beechey with variations (see NPG 1180).

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

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.

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

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

Oil by Rothwell (NPG 300).

Miniature by Andrew Robertson exhibited RA 1833 (867).

Oil by William Bradley recorded in Manchester.

Oil by John Simpson exhibited RA 1836 (266).

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

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).

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).

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.

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.