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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Congreve, 2nd Bt (1772-1828), Military inventor

Oil by Reinagle in National Gallery of Ireland, as a child with his father at Woolwich (see W. Y. Carman, 'Sir William Congreve 1741-1814' (his father) in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 51, 1973, pp 65-6). A portrait listed in Manners & Williams, John Zofany RA, 1920, p 188 as by Zoffany and then owned by Lieut.-Gen. Congreve VC is probably identical with this oil.

Oil by A. J. Oliver, exhibited RA 1815 (199) as 'Equerry to HRH the Prince Regent'.

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.