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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth (1752-1825), Diplomat

Oil by Hoppner at Knole, half-length in black coat and Star of KB.

Drawing by Edridge at Knole, whole-length with view of Knole in background, signed and dated 1801.

Oil by Lawrence in the Louvre, three-quarter-length with Ribbon and Star of Bath, mezzotint by Charles Turner 1814 (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 607); a letter from Whitworth to Turner commissions the mezzotint as soon as Lawrence can be persuaded to finish the portrait (letter from Dublin Castle, 9 December 1813 in NPG archive); a miniature copy by Grimaldi is listed in Rev Alexander Grimaldi, A Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings & Engravings by and after William Grimaldi, 1873, 375. Another portrait by Lawrence, whole-length in robes, is said to have been finished by Wilkie (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, 197).

Bust by John Smyth commemorating his laying the first stone of the Dublin General Post Office 12 August 1814, exhibited Dublin 1819 (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Aritsts, 1913, II, p 392).

Marble bust attributed to Thomas Kirk at Knole probably made during his tenure as Lord-Lieutenant in Dublin.

Marble bust by J. E. Carew on memorial in St Nicholas's Church, Sevenoaks.

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.