Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817), Writer and inventor
Miniature by John Smart (listed by D. Foskett, John Smart, 1964, p 66); see also doubtful portraits below.
Miniature by Horace Hone, see NPG 5069.
Drawing by Adam Buck, with his third wife, Elizabeth, née Sneyd, and ten children, oval. Christie’s, 16 December 1969, lot 170. Anon. lithograph National Gallery Ireland (11,508). A later oval copy in a private collection 1967.
Drawing by John Comerford, whole length, hat in left hand. National Gallery Ireland (7883; illus. P. Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c.1620-1850, exhibition catalogue, Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p 13).
Painting by H. D. Hamilton, half length. National Gallery Ireland (1350). Engraved A. Cardon 1812. On 7 January 1811 John Comerford completed a portrait of ‘Edgworth’ ‘after Hamilton’ (NPG archive; see P. Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c.1620-1850, exhibition catalogue, Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p 68).
Plaster plaque by John Henning. Examples Scottish NPG (PG 2135) and exhibited Great Irish Women, Belfast, 1965 (62) lent Mrs Colvin.
Portrait by John Comerford, see c.1795 above.
Unattributed portrait, called The Edgeworth Family - Richard Lovel and Maria Edgeworth, exhibited Dublin 1872 (NPG section, no.416), lent Edgeworth; miniature by John Smart, dated 1807, sold Bonham’s, 22 November 1993, lot 124.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.