Regency Portraits Catalogue
Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844), Parliamentary reformer
'Who would have thought that he saw in that tall patrician figure with the gentle bearing, the mild eye, the serene bare brow - the restless pupil of Home Tooke - the mob's darling - the Gracchus of the hustings' (Earl of Lytton, Life of Lord Lytton, 1913, I, p 420).
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.