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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley (1772-1840), Peer and politician

Most of the Morley portraits are still in the family residence, Saltram House, Devon, now a property of the National Trust.

Oil by Reynolds at Saltram, begun from sittings in 1779, whole-length with his sister as children, signed and dated 1781; small mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds 1820; copy at Christie's 25 April 1980 (100).

Two oils by Gilbert Stuart at Saltram, half-length and head and shoulders.

Oil by Northcote at Melford Hall, Suffolk, listed in James Northcote's list of paintings under 1781.

Gouache oval by Daniel Gardner at Saltram, whole-length standing with spear and sword, signed and dated 1782.

Oil by Hoppner, formerly at Holland House, half-length in dark blue coat, dated 1798.

Chalk and wash drawing by Downman at Saltram, whole-length in uniform as Colonel of Devon Militia, signed and dated 1805, exhibited RA 1810 (446).

Oil by Phillips at Saltram, half-length listed in Phillips’s Sitter Book 1805 and exhibited RA 1805 (185).

Probably a sketch for a head and shoulders for Hayter’s ‘Trial of Queen Caroline 1820’ (NPG 999) exists, but is not recorded in the NPG archive.

before 1831
Oil by F. R. Say known from a mezzotint by William Say, half-length seated in fur-trimmed robe, published Colnaghi 1831.

Marble bust by Nollekens at Saltram.

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.