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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Mungo Park (1771-1806), Explorer

Engravings of several incidents in Africa (ambush, as prisoner, etc) were used as illustrations in the Travels and reproduced in Richard Tames, Mungo Park, 1973, where the date of his birth is corrected from 1771 to 1770. For so remarkable a man his portraits are disappointingly few:

Oil attributed to Raeburn in private collection Roxburghshire, reproduced Country Life, 13 June 1968, p 1577.

Statue by Andrew Currie set up in Selkirk.

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.