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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry James Pye (1745-1813), Poet Laureate

1775
Oil by Nathaniel Hone in private collection Suffolk with the companion portrait of Mrs Pye, three-quarter-length standing in uniform of Berkshire Militia holding helmet and musket with fixed bayonet, signed and dated 1775.

c.1785
Small oval pastel drawing by unknown artist, half-length to right in blue coat and white stock, in Ivor Ferguson sale at Foster's, 1 December 1938 (678).

c.1795
Portrait by Drummond engraved by Chapman for The European Magazine, 1 January 1796.

c.1810
Drawing by Miss Pye, profile to left aged c.65, engraved as a stipple vignette c.1810.



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.