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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover (1797-1833), A founder of the National Gallery

Before 1817
Oil by G. Sanders known from a line engraving by J. Burnet 1817, three-quarter-length in Van Dyck costume and fur-trimmed robe.

1818
Plaster bust by Thorwaldsen in Thorwaldsen Museum, Copenhagen.

1820-7
Drawing by J. Slater lithographed by R. J. Lane for Grillion's Club (elected 1820, payment recorded 1827).

1820
Drawing by Wivell in Earl of Crawford and Balcarres collection.

1823
Oil by Jackson known from Ward's mezzotint published 1 March 1823 and re-issued 1833.

c.1824
Oval miniature by William Bate at Serlby Hall.

Oil by Lawrence formerly at Foley Manor, now Mellon Collection, Yale, and a copy by Hayter at Hardwick (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 69); mezzotint by Brett 1827.

1826
Oil by Margaret Carpenter in private collection Edinburgh.

c.1830
Oil by Phillips known from Scriven's engraving in Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery, 1830.



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.