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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Hon. William Windham (1750-1810), Politician; Secretary at War

1771
Chalk drawing by H. D. Hamilton is among a group of oval Hamilton portraits at Castle Howard; another is in Ashmolean Museum (D. B. Brown 823).

1784
Pencil drawing by or after Humphry Repton was shown privately to NPG c.1920 - nearly whole-length holding 'The Norfolk Petition' and inscribed: Mr WINDHAM's first appearance as MP from a sketch by Humphry Repton which was bought at Captain Scott's sale at Aylsham in July 1882 (postcard in NPG archive). Repton became Windham's private secretary in Ireland.

1787
Oil by Reynolds (NPG 704).

1791
Drawing by Edward Dayes known from a small line engraving by C. Warren in the Senator, 27 June 1791.

Oil by Romney is mentioned in Romney's Diary, 18 July 1791 'Mr Wyndham', but otherwise unknown (H. Ward & W. Roberts, Romney, 1904, p 173).

1793-4
'The House of Commons 1793-4' by K. A. Hickel (NPG 745).

1793-1813
Marble busts by Nollekens at Holkham (exhibited RA 1793) and on the monument in Felbrigg church; plaster copies of the former are known and a marble copy of the latter is at Felbrigg Hall.

1795
Miniature known from stipple engraving published by B. Crosby in Register of the Times, 2 March 1795.

Gem engraving by Nathaniel Marchant exhibited RA 1795 (402).

c.1795
Two miniatures by unknown artist in V&A Museum (D.101-2), formerly ascribed to A. Plimer.

Oil by G. Dupont at Christie's 21 March 1975 (164 illus.), listed in Sir Walter Armstrong, Gainsborough, 1899, p 204 as by Gainsborough, half-length oval in blue coat, brass buttons, white frilly stock; a drawing known from a small stipple engraving published 2 May 1807 by James Cundee but with cut of coat and hair-style c.1795, may be related to the Dupont.

1802-3
Oils by Lawrence, see NPG 38.

1803-4
Oil by Hoppner in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich, whole-length standing in black coat, commissioned instead of the portrait by Lawrence (see NPG 38), reproduced in The Windham Papers, ed. Lord Rosebery, 1913, I, frontispiece, and mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds published 1804; another portrait by Hoppner, possibly a preliminary study, is known from Say's mezzotint published 2 May 1803.

1804
Miniature by J. Wright, exhibited RA 1804 (796); an undated miniature, artist unknown, was lent to Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, 1891 (619) by Mrs Dalton.

c.1810
Unfinished mezzotint, artist unknown, in British Museum, reproduced in The Windham Papers, ed. Lord Rosebery, 1913, II, frontispiece, half-length slightly to left.

Undated
Two drawings by Edridge in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, p 119).

Marble bust by Gahagan at Felbrigg Hall (National Trust booklet, c.1976, p 6).

Marble bust by Nollekens in Felbrigg church and version in Government Art Collection (16045) acquired in 1982.



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.