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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), Physiologist, chemist and physicist

Oil by Jackson in Royal Society, see NPG 1703.

Marble bust by Chantrey in Royal Institution (RCO 210), see NPG 316a(144).

Chalk drawing by Lawrence at Althorp, head and shoulders facing signed and dated: T.L. PRA/October -/1828, presented by Lawrence to the 2nd Earl Spencer; exhibited 'Sir Thomas Lawrence' NPG 1979-80 (86) reproduced; chalk manner engraved by F. C. Lewis published 21 June 1830. The eyes in similar drawings by Lawrence were the subject of an article by Wollaston, 'The Eyes of Portraits as Optical Illusions' in Philosophical Transactions, 1826.

Medal by W. Wyon, Wollaston Prize Medal of the Geological Society of London, based on Chantrey's bust.

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.