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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), Philosopher

c.1785
Oil by Alexander Nasmyth in private collection Scotland, a group with his first wife and son Matthew, exhibited 'Scottish Groups and Conversation Pieces', Scottish NPG, 1956 (17).

1797
Paste medallion by James Tassie in Scottish NPG (266), profile to right dated 1797.

c.1808
Oil by Raeburn in Scottish NPG (821), half-length seated in a dark coat, signed and dated on the back: H Raeburn, p, painted in about 1808 (see Dictionary of National Biography) and exhibited Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (5) lent by Col. William Fraser Tytler.

1811
Drawings and medallions by Henning (see NPG 1428).

1824
Chalk drawing by Wilkie in Scottish NPG (1985), signed and dated 1824; an unfinished stipple vignette by Samuel Cousins 'from the original Portrait in the possession of Mr Stewart's nephew, Dr Miller of Exeter/Private Plate' used as illustration in his Works, 1858, vol.X.

1827
Marble bust by Samuel Joseph in Edinburgh University, dated 1827; the plaster model was exhibited RSA 1827 (70), the marble RA 1828 (1159) and engraved by R. C. Bell for his Works, 1854, vol.I; bronze copies are in Scottish NPG (209) and RSA collection.

Undated
Oil by Pickersgill passed through the Burlington Magazine offices in 1911, whole-length seated on a basalt column holding a geological probe.

Posthumous
A monument by W. H. Playfair on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, was erected in 1831.



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.