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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Tierney (1761-1830), Politician; MP for Southwark and Knaresborough

Portrait known from a small stipple 'Engraved by Barlow from an Original Drawing 1796', half-length to left, right hand thrust into unbuttoned tail coat, as 'Representative for the Borough of SOUTHWARK'.

Satire by Gillray, 'The FRIEND of HUMANITY and the KNIFE-GRINDER', Canning's famous parody of Southey's sapphic with the figure of Tierney, stout, prosperous, self-confident, drawn by the Rev William Sneyd, coloured example in NPG library, Works of Gillray, III.

Oil by Lemuel Abbott known from a copy formerly at Holland House, half-length to left in black coat and yellow waistcoat (Holland House Catalogue, 1904, 32), stipple engraving by W. Nutter published 7 May 1798. He fought a duel with Pitt on Putney Heath 27 May 1798.

Drawing by Wivell in the Duke of Buccleuch's collection, one of a series sketched at the time of the 'trial' of Queen Caroline (see NPG 999).

Drawing by W. Hunt known from R. J. Lane's lithograph made for the Earl of Essex in 1830 (Lane's Account Books, I, p 24).

Marble bust by Behnes (NPG 173).

Oil by Hayter in National Gallery of Ireland, half-length signed and dated 1823.

Coloured etching by Richard Dighton in NPG library (Dighton, II, 44): 'An Opposition Right Honorable', whole-length profile to left in top-hat, blue tail-coat with brass buttons, grey breeches and gaiters, stick and gloves.

Bust by Westmacott on his monument in Westminster Abbey.

Miniature on glass formerly in Holland House (Holland House Catalogue, 1904, 273).

An unidentified portrait was offered to the NPG by Christie's, 1 August 1883 (NPG archive).

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.