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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Lord John Townshend (1757-1833), Politician; Joint Paymaster of the Forces

Pastel attributed to Francis Cotes, with his older brother George, as boys. Formerly at Raynham Hall (Prince Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, II, p 238, no.18).

Painting by Angelica Kauffmann, The 1st Marquess Townshend with his Family, John seated with one of his sisters in his lap. Private collection (illus. B. Baumgärtel et al., Angelika Kauffmann Retrospektive, exhibition catalogue, Dusseldorf, Munich, Chur, 1998, p 213).

Painting by Joshua Reynolds, half length. Formerly Raynham Hall (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.1767). Engraved J. Jones 1789. Exhibited Second special exhibition of National Portraits (William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867 (646) lent by the Marquess Townshend.

Painting ascribed to Thomas Lawrence, half length. Christie’s, 24 July 1969, lot 73.

Drawing by William Lane, Mr Fox and his Friends, see NPG 2076.

Miniature by Elizabeth Reynolds, exhibited RA 1821 (733).

Bust by J. E. Carew, exhibited RA 1832 (1153).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.