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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Taylor (1781-1864), Publisher and writer

Oil by William Hilton still in Taylor family possession, head and shoulders in badly bituminous condition.

Chalk drawing by unknown artist, head only as a young man, still in family possession.

Oil by Joseph Severn, head only in Keats House, Hampstead.

Daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet in private collection, three-quarter-length seated with walking-stick, in a case with the Royal Arms, therefore after 1851.

All these are reproduced in Joanna Richardson, Keats and his Circle, 1980, pp 113-16.

Oil by Lonsdale of 'John Taylor', exhibited SBA 1832 (272) may have been of him.

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.