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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (1786-1855), Composer of operas and glees

Oil attributed to Harlow (NPG 617).

Drawing by James Minasi exhibited RA 1811 (382).

Drawing by Isaac Pocock exhibited RA 1813 (633) present whereabouts unknown but see NPG 275.

Bust by Samuel Joseph exhibited RA 1820 (1052).

Oil by Thomas Foster, exhibited RA 1821 (204) and Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (254) lent by Mrs Smith, engraved in mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds 1822; three-quarter-length, seated in a cloak with heavy gold chain, holding music, behind him two volumes of National Melodies and a paper inscribed 'Freedom of the City of Dublin', awarded 10 August 1820; the whereabouts of the original since 1868 is unrecorded in the NPG archive and a portrait attributed to Foster in the Royal College of Music bears no resemblance to the mezzotint.

Portrait (? miniature) by Louisa Sharpe exhibited RA 1823 (741).

Small stipple vignette by Woolnoth from a drawing by Wageman was published in The Ladies' Monthly Magazine, June 1826.

A cut from a photograph by Kilburn appeared in Illustrated London News, 6 December 1851, p 660.

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.