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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden (1759-1840), Politician; MP for Bath and Lord President of the Council

Most of the Camden portraits are still in Bayham Abbey, Kent, built for the 3rd Marquess in 1870-2 but not normally open to the public.

1767
Oil by Nathaniel Dance at Bayham, signed and dated 1767, as a boy with his sisters Sarah and Jane, exhibited Kenwood 1977 (17).

1786
Oil by Reynolds at Bayham, probably painted on his marriage to Miss Molesworth May 1786 (sketch by Scharf in Sir George Scharf’s Sketch Books, 99, p 55).

c.1786
Oil by Gainsborough at Bayham, head and shoulders in a blue coat, reproduced H. S. Eeles, Lord Chancellor Camden, 1934, p 132; head and shoulders in a claret coloured coat at Christie's (W. G. Trouwer sale) 8 July 1927 (56), attributed to Gainsborough and called Camden but of a man aged 40-50, possibly his father.

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

c.1800
Miniature attributed to Ozias Humphry at Old Gwernyfed (Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, 1962, II, p 11).

1806
Oil by Hoppner at Bayham (or Spinks 1976), whole-length standing in Garter Robes, exhibited RA 1806 (77) and mezzotint by Ward 1807.

c.1810
Oils by Lawrence at Trinity College Cambridge, whole-length standing in Garter Robes, and head and shoulders version in National Gallery of Ireland (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 47).

1820
'The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820' by Hayter (NPG 999 & 2662(22)).

1829
Busts by Chantrey (see NPG 316a(9) and 5241).

1834
Etching by Thomas Dighton, at his installation as Chancellor of Cambridge University.

1839
Oil by Wildman at Bayham, exhibited RA 1839 (50), half-length as an old man holding a book.

Undated
Oil by Chinnery `painted in England' (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, I, 1913, p 174).



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.