Regency Portraits Catalogue

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

1815
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.

1839
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.

c.1840
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).

1842
'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.