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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1764-1819), Soldier and Governor-General of British North America

The Richmond family portraits are at Goodwood House, Chichester. A catalogue by W. H. Mason (1839) was brought up to date by Lady March in 1879 and again by the Duke himself in 1952 (typescript).

c.1773
Oil by unknown artist at Goodwood (125), whole-length as a child playing cricket.

c.1776
Oil by Romney in Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, whole-length reclining with dog. Romney was painting portraits of the Richmond family 1776-9 but no sitting of Lord Charles is recorded in H. Ward & W. Roberts, Romney, 1904. The portrait, ex-Goodwood was sold Christie's 10 December 1948 (7) and again Sotheby's 2 July 1958 (140).

c.1785
Oil by (or after) Hoare at Cirencester Park, half-length as a young officer with terrier; Lord Charles joined the Coldstream Guards in 1785.

1789
Etching by Kay, whole-length in uniform as Colonel of 35th Foot, no doubt representing him after his duel with the Duke of York (Kay's Portraits, I, p 90).

before 1806
Oil by James Barry, possibly of 3rd Duke who died 1806, was in Barry's sale 1807 (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, p 43).

1807-13
Portrait by Henry Brocas (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, I, p 90).

1809
Oil by Hoppner at Goodwood, head and shoulders in uniform, mezzotint by Meyer published Colnaghi 14 November 1809; a copy by Jackson (with KG Star added) was sold Sotheby's 27 June 1962 (82); miniature copy by Grimaldi at Goodwood (Grimaldi Catalogue, nos.98, 364).

c.1812
Marble bust by Nollekens at Goodwood, undated but companion bust of the Duchess is dated 1812.

1813
Oil by Cuming in Mansion House, Dublin, whole-length in Garter Robes as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ Sketchbooks, XXXIV, 38, 46); small oil copy at Goodwood.

1815
Miniature by Rochard (NPG 4943).

c.1815
Miniature at Goodwood (315), possibly by F. Rochard, engraved by Knight.

Undated
Oil attributed to Raeburn and called 'Duke of Richmond' was seen by Scharf at Haines (picture restorers) in 1884.

Posthumous
1866
Plaster bust by Theed in RMA Sandhurst library.



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.