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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Jay (1769-1853), Dissenting minister

1788
Miniature by Peat was engraved and published by Goldar October 1788, 'The Revd Mr WILLIAM JAY, Aged 19 ... from an Original Picture in the Possession of the Rev Mr Jay …’.

1799
Portrait by J. Hutchisson engraved by R. Hancock and published by T. Gwennap, 1 September 1799, half-length at preaching lectern gesturing to Bible; a variant was drawn and engraved by Hancock probably for transfer to Worcester china; another variant lithographed by Hutchisson junior was dedicated by W. H. Hutchisson to Lord Northesk probably shortly after Trafalgar, 1805.

1800-10
Oil by unknown artist (NPG 4892).

c.1802
Miniature by J. Robinson exhibited RA 1803 (848) engraved by Ridley and published Williams, 1 January 1803, and by Freeman (undated) for the New Evangelical Magazine.

1810
Wax medallion by T. R. Poole at Christie's 5 October 1976 (33).

Coade stone bust by J. Panzetta, exhibited RA 1810 (899).

1812
Wax medallion by Miss Covell (NPG 1793).

1817
Drawing by T. Langdon of Bath engraved by Overton and published Langdon, Milsom Street, Bath, 1 April 1817.

1818
Oil by Etty exhibited RA 1818 (232) and engraved by Thomson for The European Magazine, 1 February 1819, and later by Holl 'from a Painting by W. Etty RA in the possession of the Rev. R. Bolton', three-quarter-length seated in Regency armchair.

1821
Drawing by Wageman 'from the Original in the possession of Mr H. Rowe' (perhaps the Etty), engraved by Woodman, 1 June 1821.

c.1830
Drawing by Branwhite engraved by Cook, stipple vignette holding lorgnette.

1836
Painting by R. Evans engraved by Holl for Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery, 1836.

c.1842
Oil by William Jay Bolton (his son-in-law) in New York Historical Society, mezzotint by Geller published Bartlett 1842, three-quarter-length in fur-lined cloak, high-backed armchair, holding tortoiseshell eyeglass on a broad ribbon.

1853
Lithograph by J. Netherclift, head and shoulders 'in his 85th Year and the 62nd of his Pastorate at Argyll Chapel'.

Undated
Bust by Gahagan in Chandos House, Bath sale, ? 1840 (RA Anderdon Catalogue, XVI, 1816-17).



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.