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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

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

A miniature described as Collet by Zincke and inscribed as aged 48 in 1721 was in the 'Portrait Miniatures' exhibition, 1865 (300). Lent by Miss Catharine Scheil, with three other miniatures of Collet's family, it may well be the same as one subsequently lent by Sir Charles Dilke to the miniatures exhibition, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1889 (54). No other portrait appears to be recorded.


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.