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Regency Portraits Catalogue

FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788-1855), Commander in the Crimea

The family portraits are at Lord Raglan's home, Cefntilla House, not normally open to the public but listed in John Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, II, 1962.

1791
Watercolour drawing by John Downman at Cefntilla, as a child with an elder brother, reproduced John Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, II, 1962, plate 28c.

1813-14
Watercolour drawing by Heaphy (NPG 1914(11)).

c.1814
Chalk drawing by Lawrence at Cefntilla, head and shoulders believed to be a study for a group portrait with the Duke of Wellington (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 244).

1815
Silhouette dated November 1815, at Cefntilla.

1818
Drawing by Haines at Cefntilla, head and shoulders in uniform and Orders signed and dated 1818, reproduced John Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, II, 1962, plate 28d.

1821
Oil sketch by Pieneman at Apsley House, head and shoulders signed and dated: J. W. P. Apsley House, London 1821, study for 'Waterloo' in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

1838-40
Oil by Salter (NPG 3743).

c.1838
Oil by Andrew Morton at Cefntilla, three-quarter-length in uniform exhibited RA 1838 (333), mezzotint by Burgess 1841 and stipple vignette by W. J. Edwards. The head was used by T. Jones Barker for his oil 'Duke of Wellington at Sauroren bridge', Stratfield Saye.

1842
'The Heroes of Waterloo' by J. P. Knight at Wynyard Park, exhibited RA 1842 (556) and engraved by C. G. Lewis with key-plate.

1853
Oil by Grant in Crown Estate Commissioners' collection, Pall Mall (formerly United Service Club), commissioned by members, 'March 1853 Lord Raglan Full-length in regimentals painted for the United Service Club £315' (Grant's Sitter Book in NPG library), exhibited RA 1856 (116); copies are at Cefntilla (by S. F. Clarke), at Badminton (1855), and a variant in blue riding-coat in Army and Navy Club (c.1858, cut to half-length 1963); mezzotints by H. Cousins published 1854 and by J. J. Chant exhibited RA 1861 (952).

1854
Group lithograph by M. Alophe, 'Les Défenseurs du Droit et de la Liberté de l'Europe', published Goupil 1854; a three-quarter-length of Raglan alone by Alophe was also published by Goupil (examples in British Museum).

1855
Photograph by Roger Fenton, whole-length seated in uniform holding plumed hat, salt print in NPG (P19); Fenton took another photograph of the Allied Commanders, Raglan, Omar Pasha and Marshal Pelissier in conference, collodion print in NPG (see Gernsheim, Roger Fenton: Photographer of the Crimea, 1954). Paintings were done (probably from the photographs) by A. L. Egg, lent to Victorian Exhibition 1892 (290) by Major Codrington, and by Colonel James Graham in watercolour sold Bonham's 2 May 1979 (36); another was at Sotheby's, 1 August 1979 (296) mentioning a mezzotint of the subject.

Oil sketch by B. S. Pearse, whole-length equestrian at Sotheby's (Belgravia) 7 May 1974 (106) accompanied by a companion drawing of Omar Pasha.

Oil by T. J. Barker, 'The Allied Generals with the Officers of their respective Staffs before Sebastopol', was engraved by C. G. Lewis published Colnaghi 1859; a watercolour drawing of the subject is at Cefntilla.

Lithograph by J. H. Lynch, half-length vignette published Colnaghi 1855 (example in British Museum).

Stipple drawn and engraved by D. J. Pound for Williams's England's Battles by Land and Sea, 1855, three-quarter-length in uniform wearing Star of Garter (which he did not possess) and Medjidie Star (see Complete Peerage, X, p 725 n).

Drawing by Piercy known from a stipple by W. H. Gibbs published Rogerson & Tuxford 1855.

Posthumous
1856-7
Busts by G. Abbott and J. Edwards were exhibited RA 1857 (1267 and 1355); that by Edwards was engraved by Holl; one of these is at Badminton with a plaster cast at Cefntilla. A statuette by J. Gawen was exhibited RA 1857 (1240).

A watercolour drawing by W. Simpson of Lord Raglan's funeral at Badminton is at Cefntilla; an ink and wash drawing by Constantin Guys of Guards at the funeral was sold Christie's (New York) 7 January 1981 (221).



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.