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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), Poet, banker and art connoisseur

Poet and banker whose house in St James's Place was a centre of literary and cultural life in London.

'I saw Rogers (Poet Rogers) a while ago, at dinner with Taylor; a half-frozen old sardonic Whig-Gentleman; no hair at all but one of the whitest bare scalps, blue eyes, shrewd sad and cruel ...' (Thomas Carlyle to his brother, Chelsea 31 March 1836).

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Catalogue des bustes, statuettes charges et caricatures de Dantanjeun, Paris, 1862, no.361.

Clayden 1889
P. W. Clayden, Rogers and His Contemporaries, 2 vols., 1889.

George Richmond's Account Book (photocopy in NPG library), pp 48, 55, under the year 1848.

Lennie 1976
Campbell Lennie, Landseer: a Victorian Paragon, 1976, p 93.

Seligman 1957
Janet Seligman, Figures of Fun, 1957, pp 77-8.

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.