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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), Painter and illustrator

c.1790
Oil so-called self-portrait at Christie's 23 March 1956 (147), whole-length standing in his studio (T. S. R. Boase, English Art 1800-1870, 1959, p 9).

1794
Pencil drawing by George Dance, 'Stothard sat to Dance today, introduced by Smirke' (Diary of Joseph Farington, 25 January 1794), soft-ground etching by W. Daniell.

1795
'The Royal Academicians in General Assembly' by Henry Singleton at Burlington House; Stothard appears at the back, no.14 in Bestland's key.

1799
'Speech Day at Christ's Hospital' exhibited RA 1799 (138), a group with himself, his wife and son Alfred.

c.1800
Pencil drawing by Flaxman (NPG 1096).

c.1812
Marble bust by Chantrey exhibited RA 1812 (927).

c.1813
Oil by Samuel Drummond exhibited RA 1813 (405).

c.1814
Oil by Jackson exhibited RA 1814 (612), in Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; engraved with variations by H. Meyer 1815.

1817-18
Oil by Harlow at Petworth, half-length holding magnifying glass, 'Canterbury Pilgrims' in background, engraved in line by Worthington published 1 May 1818.

c.1822
Oil by Wageman exhibited RA 1822 (771); a pencil drawing and a watercolour by Wageman are in V&A Museum.

1824
Drawing by R. Stothard engraved by Woolnoth for the Ladies' Monthly Museum, 1824.

c.1824
Oil by G. Marshall exhibited RA 1824 (798).

1825-6
Marble bust by E. H. Baily at Burlington House, exhibited RA 1826 (1064) and 1963 (233).

1829
Oil by Boxall exhibited RA 1829 (410) and another on panel painted c.1833 for the Rev W. Streatfield of Westerham - 'Stothard, then very deaf and somnolent, praised it highly' (Boxall to Scharf in NPG archive).

c.1829
Oil by Jackson in Manchester City Art Gallery, exhibited RA 1829 (143).

1830
Oil by James Green (NPG 2).

c.1833
Oil by John Wood at Dulwich, exhibited RA 1833 (246).

1834
Etching perhaps by W. F. Tiffin published by W. B. Tiffin, 1 May 1834, whole-length seated to left in armchair, porte-crayon in right hand; an oil version with monogram and date WT/75, head and shoulders only surrounded by a cloud of fairy figures, urn to left with inscription: STOTHARD/IN ARCADIA/VIVO, was in the Walter F. Tiffin sale Christie's 13 April 1892 (130) as 'Portrait of Stothard surrounded by his works, by W. F. Tiffin'; it turned up later at Christie's 5 March 1971 (65), there attributed to G. F. Watts.

Undated
Pen and pencil drawing by Edridge in British Museum, whole-length seated as a young artist (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, III, 8).

Pencil drawing by Landseer in British Museum (Red Redleaf Scrapbook).

Drawing by Maclise in V&A Museum, Forster Collection.

Oil by Ripingille at Christie's 16 April 1864, head and shoulders profile to left, 'a very pretty little picture, quite small, grey hair, blue coat' (pencil sketch and notes by Scharf in NPG copy of catalogue).

Oil attributed to Wilkie in private collection, whole-length seated by a table, legs crossed.

Posthumous
1846
Medal by L. C. Wyon exhibited RA 1846 (1367).

1868
Marble bust by Weekes in Tate Gallery.



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.