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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon (1782-1859), Prime Minister

1784
Oil by Daniel Gardner formerly at Wrest Park, group of three children of Lord Grantham (Williamson, Daniel Gardner, 1921, pp 115-16).

c.1788
Oil by Reynolds formerly at Wrest Park, group of Lord Grantham's three children, exhibited RA 1788 (183), reproduced Sir Ellis Waterhouse, Reynolds, 1941, plate 287; large stipple engraving by Cheesman and small mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds 1834.

c.1791
Oil by R. M. Paye formerly at Wrest Park, group of Lord Grantham's three children, exhibited RA 1791 (170) and sold Christie's (Wrest Park sale) 16 November 1917 (99).

c.1820
Pencil and wash drawing by A. Wivell in Earl of Crawford and Balcarres collection, half-length seated to right perhaps at the 'trial' of Queen Caroline.

1823
Oil by Lawrence (NPG 4875).

Etching by W. Heath, 'A View near Ripon'; Robinson lately made Chancellor of the Exchequer, strides across the fields in top-hat, frock-coat carrying an umbrella, Ripon Cathedral in background, published 13 July 1823 by G. Humphrey (coloured impression in NPG, not in British Museum Catalogue).

1824
Oil by W. R. Robinson in Ripon Town Hall, exhibited RA 1824 (371) and Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (3237).

As Viscount Goderich
1831-2
Lithograph by J. Knight, 'William IV holding a Council'.

1832
Oil by B. R. Haydon, 'The Reform Banquet 11 July 1832', painted for Lord Grey and still at Howick; mezzotint by Bromley 1837.

Pencil and ink drawing by Doyle in British Museum, drowsing in the House of Lords with Grey, Lansdowne, Melbourne and Holland (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, p 55).

1833
'The House of Commons 1833' by Hayter (NPG 54 and Richard Ormond, National Portrait Gallery: Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, pp 526-36).

As Earl of Ripon
1839
Oil by Frank Stone exhibited RA 1839 (529).

1842
Woodcut in Illustrated London News, 'The Queen and her Cabinet Ministers'.

1843
Oil by W. Beetham exhibited RA 1843 (19).

c.1844
Portrait by Holmes engraved by Edwards for Virtue's Portraits of Conservative Statesmen, 1844, II, 54.

1846
Ink and pencil drawing by Doyle in British Museum, 'Sparring' (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, p 84).



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.