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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex (1757-1839), Lord-Lieutenant of Hereford

1768
Oil by Reynolds in Metropolitan Museum New York, whole-length with his sister Lady Elizabeth Capel; a sketch is in the Brinsley Ford collection and mezzotint by C. Turner 1817 (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 344).

c.1785
Oil by Gainsborough, location unknown (Whitley, Gainsborough, p 243); a Gainsborough landscape in Brinsley Ford collection was given by Essex to Richard Ford who married his daughter in 1824.

1793
Oil by Danloux exhibited RA 1793 (625), engraved by Harding.

1802
Drawing by Edridge exhibited RA 1802 (462 with his Countess), engraved in stipple.

c.1806
Oil by Hoppner exhibited RA 1809 (53) but Turner's mezzotint is lettered: Painted by J. Hoppner Esq RA 1806; the head closely resembles Edridge's drawing; a pencil copy by Bone is in NPG library (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels) and an enamel copy by Bone was exhibited RA 1813 (593); Hoppner's oil, formerly at Cassiobury, is possibly that listed in Holland House Catalogue, 1904, 33.

1820-6
Oils by Hayter (see NPG 999).

1826
Medallion by C. Moore exhibited RA 1826 (7).

c.1829
Oil by Lawrence, 'in official robes', was in the Earl of Essex sale, Cassiobury June 1922 (742).

1830
Oil by Clint exhibited RA 1830 (369), copy by Venables at Althorp House.

c.1830-5
Drawing by Landseer (NPG 3097(6)).

1831
Marble bust by Francis, signed and dated 1831, said to be Essex, was shown privately to the NPG in 1973.

1837
Oil by Eastlake exhibited RA 1837 (486).

Undated
Drawing by Gillray in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, p 219).

An unidentified portrait by Zincke ('Wicked Old Zincke') is recorded in a Lord De Clifford sale, date uncertain.



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.