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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman (1779-1854), Lord Chief Justice

Anonymous miniature as a small boy, reproduced in Sir Joseph Arnould, Memoir of Thomas, First Lord Denman, 1873, I, frontispiece.

Oil by Halls (NPG 372).

Drawing by A. Wivell in the Duke of Buccleuch's collection, 'sketched in the House of Lords' at the trial of Queen Caroline, engraved by Wright and published Kelly 9 December 1820.

Drawings by Hayter (NPG 1695(f) and NPG 999).

Marble bust known from Cooper's stipple engraving published 1820.

Oil by Thomas Barber in Castle Museum Nottingham, three-quarter-length seated in civil dress, Statutes at Large vol. 20 on a table beside him, engraving in mezzotint by Hodgetts 1832 and 1834.

Marble busts by Christopher Moore exhibited RA 1828, SBA 1829 and RA 1837; one of these was presented to the Law Society, Chancery Lane, in 1852; Moore also published plaster copies dated: 22 Howland Street, 10 July 1839.

Oil by Shee (NPG 463).

Denham appears in Wilkie's 'First Council of Queen Victoria 1837' in the Royal Collection (Windsor Castle), a background figure as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench (Sir Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1969, plate 279).

Oil portrait called Denman by John Smith of Oxford, signed and dated 1838, offered to the NPG in 1936.

Bust by R. C. Lucas exhibited RA 1843 (1382).

Anonymous woodcut in Illustrated London News, 6 July 1844, Parliamentary Portraits XXII, head and shoulders in gown and short wig, during the debate in the House of Lords on the management of the Post Office.

Oil by Mary Pearson in Guildhall London, large whole-length.

Marble bust by J. E. Jones in Lincoln's Inn, signed and dated 1845 and exhibited RA 1845 (1456).

Miniature by Sir William Newton exhibited RA 1846 (902).

Oil by E. U. Eddis known from a mezzotint by W. Walker published 1849 and 1852, three-quarter-length seated in civil dress; a small line engraving by Adlard was used as Sir Joseph Arnould, Memoir of Thomas, First Lord Denman, 1873, II, frontispiece.

Pen and pencil drawing by John Doyle in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, 346).

Marble bust by T. Campbell at Eton College.

Etching by Joseph B. Robinson used to illustrate Robinson's Derbyshire Gathering, 1866, p 38.

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.