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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Rose (1744-1818), Statesman

Miniature by Cosway in Francis Wellesley sale Sotheby's 28 June 1920 (108), inscribed on back: Rdus Cosway/Primarius Pictor/Serenissimi Walliae/Principis/Pinxit/1787 (reproduced Connoisseur, LI, 1918, p 67), engraved by Agar 1819 (there dated 1786) and used in Diaries and Correspondence of Sir George Rose, I, as frontispiece.

Drawing by Edridge exhibited RA 1807 (630).

Oil by G. F. Joseph exhibited RA 1816 (521).

Drawing by Wivell engraved by Blood for The European Magazine, 1 September 1818.

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.