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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Hunt (1773-1835), Radical politician and demagogue; MP for Preston

c.1810
Watercolour by Buck (NPG 956) and a stipple engraving by Woolnoth 'from a Drawing taken in the King's Bench Prison the morning after Judgement was given', a small head and shoulders vignette published 5 June 1820 by T. Dolby; Hunt was committed to 3 months in the King's Bench in 1810 for assaulting a gamekeeper; he shared rooms there with Cobbett.

c.1819
Drawing by T. Clater, whole-length standing with Universal Suffrage banner and St Paul's in background, engraved by J. Kennerley and published Clater 26 October 1819; small head and shoulders engraving by Rogers.

c.1820
Vignette in a group of 'Political Reformers' (Wilkes, Horne Tooke, Burdett, Cobbett and Hunt) engraved by Robinson, published Fisher 1820 (example in British Museum).

c.1822
Watercolour drawing by Wiche (NPG 957).

1831-5
Oil, unknown artist, engraved in stipple and line as HENRY HUNT ESQre/M.P. for Preston, head and shoulders with books and paper marked Universal Suffrage Annual Parliaments; a variant is used as frontispiece to R. Huish, Life of Henry Hunt Esq., vol.I; vol.II has a print of Hunt in the House of Commons 1831.

1831
Drawing by J. Doyle in British Museum, 'A Handsome and Promising Pupil', two studies of Orator Hunt on his election as MP for Preston (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, p 53).

Posthumous
Plaster bust (bronzed) by Alexander Munro was offered to the NPG by Miss Helen Munro in 1945.



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.