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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford (1772-1860), Field Marshal and politician; MP for Poole

1842
'Heroes of Waterloo' by J. P. Knight at Wynyard Park, exhibited RA 1842 (556).

1849
Oil by Sir Francis Grant in private collection, listed in Grant's Sitter-book (in NPG library) 1849 'whole-length in Regimentals', exhibited RA 1850 (333); half-length copy by Miss J. Hawkins in Pall Mall (Crown Estate Commissioners, formerly United Service Club) given by the Earl of Strafford.



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.