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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (1781-1826), Colonial governor and zoologist

1817-18
Oil by James Lonsdale in the Zoological Society of London, exhibited RA 1818 (293), half-length in Venetian costume left arm on his History of Java.

1817
Oils by G. F. Joseph (see NPG 84).

Marble bust by Chantrey, see NPG 316a(156).

Miniature known from Thomson's stipple vignette 'from a Miniature in possession of Mrs Raffles' published Henry Fisher January 1824.

Posthumous
Statue by Chantrey in Westminster Abbey (reproduced C. E. Wurzburg, Raffles of the Eastern Isles, 1954, p 269).

Bronze statue by Woolner unveiled in Singapore in 1887, the ceremony reproduced in D. C. Boulger, Life of Raffles, 1897, p 336; a model was exhibited RA 1888 (1915).



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.