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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839), Landowner; Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

MP (advanced Whig) 1788-1802 when he succeeded his brother as 6th Duke; he continued the agricultural innovations, rebuilt Covent Garden (with the architect, Charles Fowler) and added enormously to the collection of works of art at Woburn.

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.