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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale (1748-1830), Speaker of the House of Commons

Oil by Lawrence in Speaker's House, Westminster, presented by himself in 1803; he is in Robes as Speaker and the portrait was engraved by Clint with eyes looking left 1804. Repetitions were on New York art market 1934 and at Christie's 22 March 1957 (129).

A later version, half-length in black coat, belongs to Lord Redesdale (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 166).

Enamel copy by H. Bone exhibited RA 1813 and SKM 1865 (2881) lent by Lord Redesdale; squared-up pencil drawing dated July 1813 is in NPG (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels, III, 25).

Several satirical drawings by John Doyle are in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, pp 44, 46).

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.