Regency Portraits Catalogue

Richard Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian (1775-1842), Lieutenant-General

Oil by Shee exhibited RA 1815 (22) and British Institution 1825 (142) lent by John Vivian Esq, whole-length with horse, engraved in mezzotint by Henry Meyer.

Oil by J. P. Knight exhibited RA 1839 (248), probably that offered to the NPG by his grandson in 1935, half-length in Hussar's uniform and Orders.

Stipple vignette engraved by J. Brown, head and shoulders in Hussar's uniform, pelisse, Orders, moustache and side-whiskers, as 'Sir R. Hussey Vivian, Bart. Master General of the Ordnance', published by Henry Colburn, January 1840; this was possibly from the oil attributed to E. M. Ward formerly at Clyne Castle, Swansea (John Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses, II, p 85).

Miniature by unknown artist was at Chantry Acre, Bishopston, profile to right in blue striped cravat and waistcoat (John Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses, II, p 85).

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

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.