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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824), Art collector and writer

Lawrence's well-known portrait formerly at Downton Castle, now in Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, exhibited RA 1794 (181), three-quarter-length seated holding a large volume of engravings on his knees, reproduced in Garlick, Lawrence, 1954, plate 29 and in colour in Michael Clarke & Nicholas Penny, The Arrogant Connoisseur, 1982, VII.

A later portrait by Lawrence, in the Society of Dilettanti collection, engraved in mezzotint by Bromley c.1805 and in stipple by Scriven 1811.

Busts by Bacon (see NPG 4887).

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.