Regency Portraits Catalogue
John Rolle, Baron Rolle (1751-1842), Politician; MP for Devon
As a staunch Pittite, he is probably among the Tory MPs in NPG 745 'The House of Commons 1793-4' by K. A. Hickel.
Oil by Cosway in Torrington Town Hall, whole-length undated.
Oil by Lawrence in Lord Clinton's collection (North Devon), whole-length seated; mezzotint by Charles Turner 1826; enamel copy by Henry Bone exhibited RA 1827 (3) for which Bone's squared-up drawing is in NPG library (Henry Bone’s annotated pencil drawings for miniatures and enamels, 1191).
Oil by S. W. Reynolds exhibited RA 1823 (237).
Miniatures by Miss L. Keenan and Mrs Christina Robertson exhibited RA 1834 (784) and 1839
Oil by F. Cruikshank known from Ryall's engraving in Conservative Statesmen, 1844, II, 37.
Busts by Sievier and E. B. Stephens exhibited RA 1826 (1088) and 1842 (1335).
Statues by Stephens are at Lupton and Bicton in Devon.
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.