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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Curtis, 1st Bt (1752-1829), Lord Mayor of London

c.1799
Oil by Drummond engraved by Bromley for The European Magazine, March 1799.

1807
Oil by J. Clover exhibited RA 1807 (320).

1812
Oil by Lawrence still in family collection, exhibited RA 1812 (103), whole-length seated in armchair; enamel copy by H. Bone exhibited RA 1822 (6), with squared-up drawing in NPG.

c.1815
Lithograph by Luke Clennell, sketchy profile from the back.

1820
Etching by Richard Dighton published 1824, caricature as 'A Member of the Corporation'.

1822
Coloured line engraving by T. L. Busby, whole-length in Highland dress (example in British Museum); Curtis accompanied George IV to Scotland in 1822.

Coloured etching by Cruikshank, whole-length in Highland dress with his Ramsgate yacht in background.

1823
Oil by Lawrence in Royal Collection (Windsor Castle), exhibited RA 1824 (291), see Millar 894, plate 221.

1827
Drawings by Chantrey (NPG 316a(25)-(26)) and marble bust.

1829
Monument by H. Hopper in Ramsgate.



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.