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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster (1767-1845), Patron of art and the turf

Eaton Hall, Chester, the former seat of the Dukes of Westminster, is now a military training establishment and not normally open to the public though some of the family collection still remains there.

1785-8
Oil by Gainsborough in the Westminster collection, half-length as a young man in a brown coat, exhibited 'Gainsborough' Tate Gallery 1980 (135); a copy by Hoppner is in the same collection.

1789
Pastel by John Downman in the Westminster collection, half-length in an oval signed and dated: JD 1789.

c.1800
Oil by Hoppner in the Westminster collection, half-length in peer's robes (viscount's, therefore painted before August 1802 when he succeeded his father as Earl), engraved as a stipple vignette by Meyer from a drawing by Jackson, 7 February 1811 for Cadell & Davies, Contemporary Portraits, I, 60 and in mezzotint by J. Young 1817 (example in British Museum, John Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotint Portraits, 30).

1818
Oil by Jackson in the Westminster collection (Eaton Hall), whole-length in peer's robes exhibited RA 1818 (20).

c.1825
Oil by unknown artist in the Westminster collection, half-length seated in the library at Eaton Hall remodelled and gothicised by Benjamin Gummow 1823-5.

c.1826
Oil by P. C. Wonder (NPG 794).

1831-8
Marble bust in the Westminster collection, see NPG 316a(60-61).

1832
Oil by C. R. Leslie 'The Grosvenor Family', exhibited RA 1832 (121) and listed by Mrs Jameson in Private Galleries, 1844, p 278, no.145.

c.1839
Oil by W. Jones in the Reform Club, whole-length in Garter Robes; a variant engraving in mezzotint by T. Lupton 1839 (example in British Museum) and in stipple by W. H. Mote 'From a picture in his Lordship's possession', published Collins 23 January 1842; it was used for a cut in Illustrated London News, 17 December 1842, p 509 as 'Popular Portraits no.XXIII'.



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.