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Regency Portraits Catalogue

James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez (1757-1836), Admiral

1801
Miniature by Jean exhibited RA 1801 (733) probably NPG 2549.

1809
Oil by Phillips at Shrubland Park, a whole-length recorded in Phillips's Sitter Book 18 July 1809; copies in National Maritime Museum (by Edwin Williams 1862) and Admiralty House Portsmouth (by G. F. Clarke c.1882); large mezzotint by Say published 1810.

c.1823
Miniature by Carbonnier (probably at Shrubland) engraved in mezzotint by C. Turner 1823 for Captain Brenton's Naval History.

1835
Miniature by Charlotte Morris (probably at Shrubland) exhibited RA 1835 (606).

Marble bust by Behnes at Shrubland, signed and dated 1835 and exhibited RA 1836 (1123).

1838
Oil by Samuel Lane at Shrubland; a copy was commissioned by the De Saumarez family, presented to the United Service Club in 1838 (now Crown Estate Commissioners' collection) and exhibited RA 1839 (369) – whole-length standing in vice-admiral's uniform, insignia of the Bath and Swedish Sword, and two Naval Gold Medals (St Vincent and the Nile); a half-length copy is at Gripsholm and another, without Star of the Sword, is National Maritime Museum 45.2; a stipple and line engraving by Greatbatch with the artist's name as B. R. Faulkner was published 1838 in Ross's Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord De Saumarez, II.

1840
Marble statue by Sir John Steell outside the west entrance to the National Maritime Museum.

Undated
According to J. K. Laughton in the Dictionary of National Biography he was also painted by Lemuel Abbott.



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.