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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Scott, Baron Stowell (1745-1836), Judge

1788
Oil by Reynolds, sitting listed in November 1788 but no further record.

1803
Drawing by Dance (NPG 1156).

1806
Oil by Hoppner in University College, Oxford (R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Oxford Portraits, II, p 12), three-quarter-length in black robes and judge's wig, exhibited RA 1806 (183), mezzotint by G. Clint 1807.

1811
Oil by Owen in the Royal Courts of Justice (GAC 0/346/1), whole-length in black robes with mace, painted c.1811 for his brother Lord Eldon; replicas by Owen are in Convocation House, Oxford (R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Oxford Portraits, I, p 131) and Guildhall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; a replica in the Bodleian Library was seen and sketched by Scharf in 1867 (Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ Sketchbooks, XI, 81).

1816
Drawing by Phillips in his sketchbook (in a private collection), was etched by Mrs Dawson Turner 'after T Phillips RA 1816'; this was probably the origin of the smiling half-length in a madder coat at Petworth (264).

Portrait by S. Drummond known from T. Blood's stipple engraving published in The European Magazine, 1 July 1816.

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

1824
Marble busts by Behnes (see NPG 125).

Oil by Lawrence painted for Sir Robert Peel, three-quarter-length in a black suit without wig, exhibited RA 1824 (38), sold Peel Heirlooms, Robinson & Fisher 29 November 1917 (96).

1827-31
Oils by Phillips listed in the Sitter Book (MS copy in NPG library) under 1827 and 1831: (1) for the Middle Temple, half-length seated to right in black robes and wig, exhibited RA 1827 (71), mezzotint by Charles Turner 1828 (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 54); (2) for Corpus Christi College, Oxford (R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Oxford Portraits, II, p 273), half-length seated to left in black robes and wig holding a paper, painted in response to a request from the College made in December 1818 and exhibited RA 1831 (87).

Posthumous
A marble group designed by Chantrey or W. C. Marshall and executed by Watson & Nelson is in University College, Oxford, portraying the two brothers Lord Eldon and Lord Stowell.

A similar group was shown by Marshall in the Great Exhibition 1851 (Illustrated London News Exhibition Supplement, 1851, p 464). Wash drawings in a sketchbook were with William Drummond (Covent Garden Gallery) in 1979. A daguerreotype by Beard, taken of the statue in about 1850, was engraved by J. Moore.



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.