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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland (1785-1847), Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

The family portraits are mainly at Alnwick and Syon House.

1786
Oil attributed to Gilbert Stuart, 'The Percy Children' at Syon House - Lady Elizabeth, Lady Julia, Lady Agnes and Lord Hugh as a baby (reproduced Connoisseur, LVII, 1920, p 198).

1800
Oil by Phillips at Alnwick, exhibited RA 1800 (274), whole-length in uniform of Percy Tenantry Yeomanry (Phillips's Sitter Book, 30 March 1800).

1803
Two oils by Phillips at Eton College (leaving portrait, half-length in nobleman's academic robes) and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (10), half-length in dark coat (Goodison Catalogue, II, pp 192-3), mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds, 1 October 1806.

1806
Miniature by E. Percy in Northumberland collection, signed and dated 1806.

before 1807
Miniature by William Wood exhibited Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1889, p 58 lent by Jeffery Whitehead.

1811
Black chalk and watercolour drawing by Downman at Syon House, signed and dated 1811, exhibited 'Noble Patronage', Newcastle, 1963 (9).

c.1815
Oil by Owen at Alnwick.

1820
'Trial of Queen Caroline' by Hayter (NPG 1695(u) and 999).

Oil by Phillips in Northumberland collection, head and shoulders in peer's robes listed in Phillips's Sitter Book 1820 and exhibited Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (228), perhaps that copied in miniature by Miss Naylor (Foster, Catalogue of Northumberland Miniatures, 1921, p 22, no.60).

1825
Miniature by Christina Robertson in Northumberland collection (Foster, Catalogue of Northumberland Miniatures, 1921, no.77), standing in state robes at Coronation of Charles X in Paris, signed and dated 1825, exhibited RA 1825 (629), engraved by Graves 1827 and lithograph by R. J. Lane 1833.

c.1828
Oil by Phillips exhibited RA 1828 (153).

c.1830
Oil by Cregan in Dublin Castle, exhibited RHA 1830 (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, I, p 230).

1831-2
Busts by Kirk exhibited RHA 1831 and 1832 and Dublin 1853 (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, I, p 591).

1832
Glass paste medallion by De Vaux in private collection USA, signed and dated 1832, exhibited RA 1834 (997), perhaps identical with Sotheby's 16 October 1978 (5) incised: Hugo Dux Northumberland 1832.

1838
Bust by C. Tate before 1838; Tate then began a statue for Tynemouth which was finished by R. G. Davies 1841.

c.1838
Portrait by G. Ward known from stipple engraving by Holl published in Eminent Conservative Statesmen, 1838, half-length in Court dress and Star of KG; a variant in plain dress, attributed to Alexander Craig, was Sotheby's 21 January 1975 (412).

1843
Marble bust by Lough at Alnwick, exhibited RA 1843 (1507).

c.1844
Oil by Ansdell known from mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds junior published Agnew 18 July 1844, whole-length standing in frock-coat, with top-hat and cane (Alfred Whitman, S. W. Reynolds, 1903, 512).

c.1846
Oil by Lucas at Syon House, whole-length standing as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, exhibited RA 1846 (208), painted for the Magistrates of North Shields but subsequently damaged by fire.



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.