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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (1757-1844), Prime Minister

This does not include the political and personal satires by Cruikshank, Doyle, Gillray etc to be found in the British Museum Catalogues.

Silhouette as a schoolboy in mortarboard, reproduced Philip Ziegler, Addington, 1965, p 72.

Oil by Wheatley in Yale Center for British Art, whole-length equestrian, reproduced in Mary Webster, Francis Wheatley, 1970, no.47.

'The House of Commons 1793-4' by K. A. Hickel (NPG 745).

Oil probably by Hickel in Lincoln's Inn, head and shoulders in Speaker's wig painted in 1794 and presented by John Hodgson 1848, reproduced in Robin Reilly, Pitt (forthcoming).

Oil by J. S. Copley in City Art Museum, St Louis, USA, whole-length in Speaker's robes, signed and dated 1797, exhibited RA 1798 (101) and engraved in mezzotint by Dunkarton 1799; a copy by Thomas Phillips is in Speaker's House Westminster. The collection of portraits in Speaker's House was initiated by Speaker Addington.

Oil by Beechey formerly known from a line engraving by James Parker published Boydell 4 April 1803; the NPG impression has a scrap of a letter with Sidmouth's signature attached. The oil was acquired by NPG at Sotheby's 21 November 1984 (41).

Oil by Copley exhibited RA 1809 (201).

Bronze bust by R. Westmacott exhibited RA 1810 (892) now in Somerset House (GAC 3082); another copy was with Cyril Humphris in 1974.

Oils by Edward Bird, 'Louis XVIII embarking at Dover 1814' and 'Louis XVIII landing at Calais 1814', Christie's 8 March 1935.

'The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820' by Hayter (NPG 999).

Oil by T. C. Thompson exhibited RA 1822 (1) and known from the mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds and S. Cousins published September 1823.

Marble bust by Behnes (NPG 3917).

Drawing by Richmond (NPG 5).

Drawing by Catterson Smith lithographed by R. J. Lane for Lord Sidmouth, 24 September 1835 (R. J. Lane’s accounts and letters, II/1 and V/3), published by John Murray 1847.

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.