Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

William Vincent (1739-1815), Dean of Westminster

Headmaster of Westminster school 1788-1802; Vincent Square, which he preserved as a playground for the school, was named after him; Dean of Westminster (and Dean of the Bath) 1802-15, directing restoration work in the Henry VII chapel from 1807; a respected classical scholar, specialising in ancient geography.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.