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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley (1772-1840), Peer and politician

Most of the Morley portraits are still in the family residence, Saltram House, Devon, now a property of the National Trust.

1779-81
Oil by Reynolds at Saltram, begun from sittings in 1779, whole-length with his sister as children, signed and dated 1781; small mezzotint by S. W. Reynolds 1820; copy at Christie's 25 April 1980 (100).

c.1780
Two oils by Gilbert Stuart at Saltram, half-length and head and shoulders.

1781
Oil by Northcote at Melford Hall, Suffolk, listed in James Northcote's list of paintings under 1781.

1782
Gouache oval by Daniel Gardner at Saltram, whole-length standing with spear and sword, signed and dated 1782.

1798
Oil by Hoppner, formerly at Holland House, half-length in dark blue coat, dated 1798.

1805
Chalk and wash drawing by Downman at Saltram, whole-length in uniform as Colonel of Devon Militia, signed and dated 1805, exhibited RA 1810 (446).

Oil by Phillips at Saltram, half-length listed in Phillips’s Sitter Book 1805 and exhibited RA 1805 (185).

1820
Probably a sketch for a head and shoulders for Hayter’s ‘Trial of Queen Caroline 1820’ (NPG 999) exists, but is not recorded in the NPG archive.

before 1831
Oil by F. R. Say known from a mezzotint by William Say, half-length seated in fur-trimmed robe, published Colnaghi 1831.

Undated
Marble bust by Nollekens at Saltram.



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.