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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758-1833), Diplomat and magnate

As Viscount Trentham
c.1778
Oil by Romney formerly at Trentham and lately at Sutton Place, three-quarter-length in Van Dyck costume, reproduced in Gower, Romney, 1904, p 24.

As Earl Gower
1786
Oil attributed to Reynolds reproduced in Gower, Reynolds, 1902, p 84 then at Newnham Harcourt. This, or a copy attributed to Lawrence, is in Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal.

As Marquess of Stafford
1805
Wax model by Catherine Andras exhibited RA 1805 (762).

Marble bust by Nollekens at Phillips 4 December 1979 (135), signed and dated 1805; a plaster cast is at Dunrobin Castle.

Oil by Phillips (NPG 1298).

1808
Satire by Gillray, 'Maecenas in pursuit of the Fine Arts', shows the Marquess on his way to Christie's, published 9 May 1808; an oil copy is at Dunrobin Castle.

c.1810
Lithograph 'from life' by F. W. Wilkin, head and shoulders in private dress wearing Ribbon and Star of the Garter.

1811
Oil by Owen at Dunrobin Castle, exhibited RA 1811 (80), stipple engraving by H. Meyer 1811 and mezzotint by Charles Turner, 1 July 1825.

1814
Oil by Phillips exhibited RA 1814 (72), see NPG 1298.

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

c.1822
Rectangular miniature, Scottish School, Christie's 13 December 1977 (28), whole-length seated slumped in a chair wearing a Sutherland tartan shawl, possibly painted shortly after a paralytic stroke suffered in 1822 (reproduced in Donough O'Brien, Miniatures in the XVIIIth & XIXth Centuries, 1951, plate 39).

1829-30
Marble busts by Chantrey in Royal Horticultural Society and NPG, see NPG 316a(117-18) and 5597.

1830
Silver medal by William Bain exhibited RA 1831 (1035) 'from the bust by F. Chantrey', presumably the profile to right lettered on reverse: GEORGE GRANVILLE/MARQUESS/OF STAFFORD./K.G./MDCCCXXX (see Laurence Brown, British Historical Medals, 1980, 1441).

As Duke of Sutherland
1833
Satire by John Doyle, 'Mutual Congratulations', whole-length shaking hands with the Duke of Cleveland congratulating each other on their Dukedoms awarded for services in the cause of Reform, published as a lithograph, HB Sketch No. 242, 26 February 1833.

Marble bust by John Francis at Dunrobin Castle, exhibited RA 1834 (1056); a stipple engraving by Scriven was published from a drawing by H. Corbould; Francis also exhibited marble statues RA 1834 (1107) and 1843 (1400).

1838
Statue by Joseph Theakston at Golspie, set up by public subscription on a mountainside near Dunrobin Castle.

Undated
Oil variously attributed to Reynolds or Owen at Sutton Place in 1953 and Paris in 1969, half-length to right in legal bagwig and dark coat of fashion c.1810, identity doubtful.

Oil by Jackson at Christie's (Sutherland sale) 8 February 1908 (36).



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.