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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Edward Troughton (1753-1835), Scientific instrument maker

1808
Oil by Charles Hayter exhibited RA 1808 (451) as 'Mr Troughton the mathematical instrument maker with his reflecting circle and sextant, and distant view of the large mural circle'; its present location is unrecorded in the NPG archive.

1811-15
Drawing by Caroline Hassler, known from a lithograph by Imbert (of New York) reproduced A. W. Skempton & Joyce Brown, 'John and Edward Troughton, Mathematical Instrument Makers' in Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, XXVII, February 1973, p 247.

1822-7
Drawings and bust by Chantrey (see NPG 316a(123-4)).

Undated
Plaster bust in Science Museum (1903-97).



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.