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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Joseph Collet (1673-1725), Merchant and administrator in Sumatra and Madras

Merchant-administrator; son of a London merchant made bankrupt during the Marlborough wars; a deputy governor, 1711, in the East India Company in Sumatra; succeeded Harrison, 1717, as governor of Madras, where he died.

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Charleston 1958
R. J. Charleston, 'Chinese face-makers', Antiques, May 1958.

Dodwell (ed.) 1933
The Private Letter Books of Joseph Collet, ed. H. H. Dodwell, 1933.

Staring 1958
A. Staring, 'Chineesche Portretfiguren', Oud-Holland, LXXIII, 1958.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.