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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833), Diplomat and administrator in India

Enamel by H. P. Bone exhibited RA 1803 (254).

Oil by Hayter exhibited RA 1815 (252) and known from Lane's lithograph published 1832, head and shoulders in steel gorget, fur pelisse, Ribbon and Badge of Bath, commissioned by Mr Cornish (R. J. Lane’s accounts and letters, I, p 33).

Chalk drawing by William Bewick in Scottish NPG (1051).

Oil by Hayter known from Porter's mezzotint published by Colnaghi, 1 July 1827, three-quarter-length seated in frogged fur-trimmed coat, with quill and papers inscribed: John Malcolm.

Oil by Samuel Lane in the Oriental Club, exhibited RA 1835 (48), whole-length in uniform, Stars of GCB and KLS and Seringapatam gold medal and bar; half-length copy by Horsley in Crown Estate Commissioners' collection, Pall Mall (formerly United Service Club); a variant with Badge of GCB only is Scottish NPG (439).

Chantrey's statues in Bombay and Westminster Abbey, ordered in July 1831 and October 1833 (Sir Francis Chantrey’s Ledgers of Accounts, pp 254 and 236), were drawn by Corbould and engraved in mezzotint by Cousins (Alfred Whitman, Samuel Cousins, 1904, 107).

Bust by Chantrey and preliminary drawing, see NPG 316a(81).

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.