Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Symington (1763-1831), Engineer

Drawing in Science Museum by David Octavius Hill, better known as a landscape painter, known from T. O. Barlow's mezzotint published c.1850; the NPG impression, proof before letters but with facsimile of signature, was given in 1910 by his daughters, Miss L. J. Barlow and her sister. Drawing is inscribed: Sketch made from The Life in a Leith Smack on a voyage from London of William Symington by D. O. Hill R.S.A. and in another hand: Drawn about the year 1830.

Bust in Science Museum, Melbourne, with a cast in Science Museum, London, engraved by Roffe, 1 May 1834, bust then in possession of Robert Bowie.

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.