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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto (1751-1814), Scottish politician and diplomat; Governor-General of India

Pastel by Daniel Gardner in H. C. Laurence collection (reproduced in colour Connoisseur, LXXI, February 1925), head and shoulders as Gilbert Elliot MP, probably a marriage portrait 1777.

'Portrait of a Nobleman' by R. Dodd exhibited RA 1787 (60).

Oil by Lawrence in Lady Violet Astor's collection, exhibited RA 1794 (78), half-length seated holding a letter (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 74).

Drawing by Edridge exhibited RA 1798 (736).

Portrait by Heaphy exhibited RA 1803 (476).

Oil by Robert Home in New Delhi, whole-length with a paper inscribed: Mauritius, commissioned by the merchants of Calcutta after the capture of Mauritius and Bourbon (Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1979, p 320 and plate 225). Another by Home in Victoria Memorial Hall Calcutta, whole-length seated informally with maps and globe (Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1979, p 322 and plate 226).

Oils by Chinnery painted after the invasion of Java in 1811:
(1) Scottish NPG.
(2) Sir Stamford Raffles family collection.
(3) Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (reproduced Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1979, plate 275).
(4) Singapore National Museum.

Drawing and oil sketch by Atkinson, Scottish NPG and London NPG 836.

Silhouette by Mrs Beetham, Christie's 7 May 1974 (12).

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.