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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Shield (1748-1829), Composer

Oil by Opie exhibited RA 1787 (5) known from Dunkarton's mezzotint published 1 January 1788 by H. W. Billington.

Oil by Thomas Hardy now in Royal College of Music, engraved in stipple by Hardy himself, published Linley (the then owner) in 1796.

Drawing by Dance (NPG 1159).

Chalk drawing by W. Lane at Windsor Castle is a study for a group of musical performers, Salomon, Pinto, Weischell, Shield, Linley, Parke and Aske, around a bust of Apollo on a pedestal inscribed Handel, Haydn, Mozart (A. P. Oppé, English Drawings … at Windsor Castle, 1950, 408 and plate 67); Lane exhibited a picture of this subject RA 1810 (544).

Bust by J. G. Bubb exhibited RA 1811 (921).

Oil by J. Harrison exhibited RA 1813.

Watercolour by Jackson (NPG 5221).

Drawing by Brockedon (NPG 2515(11)).

Medallion by Peter Rouw junior is on Shield's memorial in the St Thomas Becket Church, Brightling.

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.