Regency Portraits Catalogue

Elizabeth Inchbald (née Simpson) (1753-1821), Actress and writer

Actress, dramatist and novelist.

'... By nature fair, though a little freckled, and with a tinge of sand, which is the colour of her eyelashes …' ('A Description of Me' in her Memoirs).

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Boaden 1833
James Boaden, Memoirs of Mrs Inchbald, 1833.


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.