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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), Hydrographer; inventor of the Flinders Bar

The only other recorded portrait of Flinders was painted during his captivity on Mauritius by T. A. de Chazal (reproduced Ernest Scott, Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N., 1914, p 366).

The Flinders monument by William Whitelaw in St Mary's Church, Donington, contains no portrait but has a lapidary inscription under a draped urn above a three-masted ship under full sail in the predella.

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.