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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill (1772-1842), General

1812
Miniature by Lodder engraved by Blood for The European Magazine, 1 February 1812; stipple by Easto 1814.

Miniature, anon., engraved for The Military Chronicle, July 1812.

Medal by George Mills, 'Rowland, Viscount Hill, Capture of the Forts of Almaraz 15 May 1812' (Laurence Brown, British Historical Medals, 1980, 727).

1813-14
Watercolour drawings by Heaphy (NPG 1914(6-7)).

1813
Miniature by Haines engraved by Cook for the Royal Military Panorama, 31 December 1813, and for Gifford's History of the War, 1815.

1814-15
Oil by Beechey listed as whole-length in Beechey's Account Book under 1814-15 and exhibited RA 1816 (19).

c.1814
Watercolour drawing by Luke Clennell in British Museum, presumably a study for 'The Allied Sovereigns in the Guildhall June 1814', commissioned by the Earl of Bridgwater; 'so much fatigue, vexation and disappointment was experienced by the artist in assembling the materials for this picture that he became insane'.

1815-16
Etching (coloured) equestrian, plate to Kelly's History of the French Revolution, 1816.

1815
Medal by George Mills, 'Lord Hill, his Victories in Spain Commemorated' (Laurence Brown, British Historical Medals, 1980, 785).

c.1815
Bust by Hopper exhibited RA 1815 (905).

1816-17
Coade stone statue by Panzetta in London Road, Shrewsbury. A medal by T. Halliday, showing the column, was issued at the same time (Laurence Brown, British Historical Medals, 1980, 912).

c.1819
Oil by Dawe in National Army Museum, whole-length in uniform, Star of Bath and Waterloo Medal, holding plumed hat; half-length stipple by T. Wright 1819.

1820
'The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820' by Hayter (NPG 999).

1821
Oil by Pieneman at Apsley House, signed and dated J.W.P. Apsley House, London, 1821, sketch for 'Waterloo' in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Watercolour drawing by F. P. Stephanoff in V&A Museum, whole-length carrying the Standard of St George, with his page Lord William Pitt, used as an illustration in Sir George Nayler's Coronation of King George IV, 1824.

1828
Satire by Paul Pry, 'A Commanding View of the WELLINGTON HILL' (British Museum Satires, 15518).

c.1830
Oil by Drummond offered to the NPG in 1905 and at Bonham's, 1 April 1965 (88), half-length in uniform and cuirass holding busby, 'painted when he first became Colonel of the Royal Horse Guards (Blue)', ie 1830-42, but identity doubtful.

1831
He appears in Jones's 'Opening of London Bridge 1831', Sir John Soane's Museum.

1832
Oil by Pickersgill in Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle, three-quarter-length holding telescope (Sir Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1969, 988 and plate 254); whole-length variation in the Crown Estate Commissioners' collection was purchased for the former United Service Club in 1844, probably painted after his appointment as Commader-in-Chief in 1828 and exhibited RA 1832 (15); half-length copy was in the sale of Pickersgill's effects at Christie's 16-17 July 1875 (328) and with Spink in 1922 attributed to Beechey.

1834-40
Oil by Salter (NPG 3724).

1834
Drawing by Richmond (NPG 1055).

1838
Black chalk drawing by John Doyle in British Museum, 'La Belle Alliance', Marshal Soult introduced to Lord Hill by Wellington (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, 1898-1907).

c.1839
Lithograph from Equestrian Sketches (19), published by McLean 1839.

c.1840
Aquatint by Dighton, 'The Light of Other Days', equestrian with Lord Alvanley and Lord Yarmouth, plate in Reminiscences of Captain Gronow, 1889, I, p 320.

1841
Drawing by S. F. Diez in Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Prints and Drawings, three-quarter-length. seated with book-carrier and despatch-box, signed and dated: S Diez 1841; lithograph by Desmaisons 1841.

c.1842
Sepia wash drawing by John Boothroyd done at Prees (NPG Reference Collection).

Oil by J. P. Knight, 'Heroes of Waterloo' at Wynyard Park, exhibited RA 1842 (556), see H. Dyson.

J. P. Knight (1971) no.91. A small whole-length oil sketch was offered to the NPG in 1953.

Undated
Oil by S. Catterson Smith, engraved by G. Sanders, as 'General Sir Rowland Hill' (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, II, p 370).

Medal by A. R. Freebairn, anaglyptograph profile to left, from Siborne's History of the War in France and Belgium, 1844.

Posthumous
1851
Pencil drawing by John Doyle, equestrian, in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, 1898-1907).

c.1856
Statue by Noble was formerly on the column at Hawkstone Park, Salop., inscribed with the victories of Roleia, Vimiera, Corunna, Douro, Talavera, Busaco, Arroyo de Molino, Almaraz, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Hillette, Orthez, Aives, Tarbes, Toulouse and Waterloo.



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.