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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Murray (1772-1846), General and statesman

Oil by Hoppner lent to 'Art Treasures Exhibition', Bath, 1958 (364 reproduced plate 76) by Edward Speelman Ltd.; head and shoulders as a young lieut.-col. formerly in the collection of Sir Patrick Keith-Murray.

Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 148 lists four oils by Lawrence:
(1) c.1812 Half-length standing in uniform, engraved by Meyer for Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery, 1830, in Keith-Murray collection in 1939.
(2) Half-length in civil clothes and cloak, slightly later, engraved by Cochran for Eminent Conservative Statesmen, 1838.
(3) c.1829 Unfinished kit-cat with head similar to Cochran's engraving, formerly in Isham collection.
(4) Possibly the whole-length in County Buildings Perth, finished by Pickersgill; small copy of this in Scottish NPG (639); Pickersgill's oil was exhibited RA 1831 (172) 'painted for the County Hall, Perth'; Murray was MP for Perth 1823-32.

Drawing by Heaphy (NPG 4319).

Marble bust by Gall in Major Hayward's collection in 1979 shows him wearing Stars of GCB and GCH and Peninsula Cross with 6 bars.

Drawings by Linnell (see NPG 1818).

Oil by J. P. Knight at Apsley House (179), exhibited RA 1843 (206) and Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (532).

'Peninsula Heroes' by Knight at Wynyard Park, exhibited RA 1848 (321).

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.