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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Henry (1774-1836), Chemist

Plaster bust by Chantrey in Ashmolean Museum (576-64), commissioned posthumously for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society in 1836 (Sir Francis Chantrey’s Ledgers of Accounts, p 279).
Lonsdale's oil and Chantrey's marble bust were destroyed by enemy action in 1940 though the Society still possesses a copy of the Lonsdale, slightly smaller than the original but probably contemporary.

Oil by Lonsdale known from Henry Cousins's mezzotint of 1836 (see under NPG 1075).

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.