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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Graham, Baron Lynedoch (1748-1843), General

1772
Oil by Batoni in Paul Mellon Collection, whole-length seated with gun, dog, wine-flask and classical ruins (ex Maxtone Graham collection).

c.1790
Miniature by Cosway at Southill (Major Whitbread) reproduced in colour in Louis C. Jackson, History of the United Service Club, 1937, p 1. A copy was made by Mrs Aris in 1966 for the Cameronian Regimental Museum (Scottish Rifles), Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

c.1800
Oil by Hoppner formerly in Graham of Fintry collection, head and shoulders in uniform of Perthshire Volunteers, mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds published 2 April 1802 (reproduced Cecil Aspinall-Oglander, Freshly Remembered - The Story of Thomas Graham Lord Lynedoch, 1956, frontispiece).

1811
Stipple by T. Blood published 1 October 1811 for The European Magazine, ascribed by Garlick to Lawrence (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 134, no.1).

1813
Medal by Thomas Webb commemorating the capture of San Sebastian; replica in Scottish NPG (69); (Laurence Brown, British Historical Medals, 1980, 761).

c.1813
Oil by Lawrence in Lord Monsell's collection, standing in uniform of lieut.-gen., Barossa medal and Star of the Bath, exhibited RA 1813 (7) (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 134, no.2); miniature copy by Haines engraved for The Military Panorama, 1 November 1813.

1816
Oil by Lane exhibited RA 1816 (42).

c.1817
Oil by Lawrence at Apsley House, standing in uniform of lieut.-gen., Star of the Bath, Peninsula Cross, holding naked cutlass, exhibited RA 1817 (68) (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 134, no.3). A copy is in Museum and Art Gallery, Perth.

c.1819
Medallic portrait by Rouw exhibited RA 1819 (1137).

c.1820-1
Oil by Lawrence painted for the United Service Club of which he was the founder and which bought the portrait in 1821, whole-length standing in long top-coat with fur collar, sheathed cutlass over left arm (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 134, no.4); half-length copy was at Christie's, 1 May 1963 (64) bought Leggatt, now in the same collection.

1822
Oils by Hayter in NPG (NPG 1037) and Scottish NPG.

1833-4
Plaster caricature by J.-P. Dantan in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, probably made in London 1833-4 (Janet Seligman, Figures of Fun: Caricature-Statuettes of J. P. Dantan, 1957, p 139).

1846-7
'Peninsula Heroes' by J. P. Knight, at Wynyard Park, exhibited RA 1848 (321).

Mrs Thomas Graham was painted at least twice by Gainsborough – National Gallery Washington and National Gallery of Scotland; 'Mrs Graham as Housemaid' in Tate Gallery is fanciful (see E. Maxtone Graham, The Beautiful Mrs Graham, 1927).



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.