The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

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.

Referencesback to top

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.