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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert Gifford, 1st Baron Gifford (1779-1826), Judge

Drawing by Wivell engraved by T. Wright, published Kelly 18 March 1821, three-quarter-length as Sir Robert Gifford HM Attorney General, probably at the 'trial' of Queen Caroline where Wivell did a number of similar drawings.

Miniature by James Leakey lent to Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (276) by Lord Gifford; a lithograph by M. Gauci 1824 was printed by Hullmandel, three-quarter-length seated to left in private dress, right hand to head.

Drawing by J. E. Read, engraving by H. R. Cook and printed for A. Whellier, 1 March 1824, half-length seated as Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.

Oil by Lawrence commissioned by the Corporation of Bristol (of which he was Recorder 1818-26) but unfinished at Lawrence's death and since disappeared (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, 88).

Drawing by C. Penny, engraved by Meyer and published by Anna Sweet 28 November 1825, half-length as Master of the Rolls.

Oil by unknown artist, lent by Lord Gifford to an 'Exhibition of Portraits of Departed Worthies of Devon and Cornwall', Exeter 1873 (136).

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.