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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal (1776-1846), Chief Justice of Common Pleas

Drawing by Abraham Wivell, probably made during the trial, is known from a stipple engraving by T. Wright published Kelly 10 April 1821, half-length facing in private dress, hands on a book; a variant appeared later, in wig, bands and black robes as Solicitor-General, published as no.25 by T. North, 162 Fleet Street.

Miniature by Sir William Newton exhibited RA 1833 (840).

Oil by John Lucas known from the mezzotint 'painted and engraved [by Lucas himself] 1833-4, published by F. G. Moon 1835', three-quarter-length seated to right in LCJ robes, reproduced in Arthur Lucas, John Lucas, 1910, plate XXXIII.

Marble bust by E. H. Baily exhibited RA 5847 (1430); Baily's model for a statue 'in his judicial robes intended to be executed in marble' exhibited RA 1847 (1328); the statue itself is in Tindal Square, Chelmsford, near his birthplace.

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.