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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Arthur Young (1741-1820), Agriculturalist, traveller and writer

Oil by unknown artist formerly at Bradfield Hall, Suffolk, later in Prince Duleep Singh's collection, Old Buckenham Hall, three-quarter-length as a child in black cap with ostrich feathers with his sister holding spaniel (Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses: West, 1908, reproduced p 380); a watercolour copy by Hamlet Wading in Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds.

Oil wall painting by James Barry in Royal Society of Arts, 'Human Culture', in which Young appears carrying specimens of grain and being presented with an award by the Prince of Wales; letters from Barry to Young in Autobiography, p 115.

Drawing by George Dance (NPG 1162).

Pastel by John Russell in private collection Essex, head and shoulders exhibited RA 1794 (334) and 'Essex and Suffolk Houses', Colchester, 1964 (86); reproduced Country Life, 12 September 1941, p 498 and John G. Gazley, Life of Arthur Young, 1973, frontispiece.

Oil by John Rising exhibited RA 1796 (216) but previously engraved by William Hinton for The European Magazine, 23 July 1795.

Plaster bust by Garrard exhibited RA 1803 (901); marble bust at Petworth, signed and dated 1804 and exhibited RA 1804 (959).

Oil by George Garrard at Woburn Abbey, 'The Woburn Sheepshearing', large stipple engraving published 1811.

Miniature by Charles Jagger in Royal Agricultural Society of England, head and shoulders to left in black coat with brass buttons, thick white hair, black eyebrows, dark brown eyes, painted shortly before his blindness; a variant to right belonged to Mrs Alfred Morrison in 1890.

Death-mask taken by George Garrard. He offered to make the Board of Agriculture a marble bust for 100 but they preferred a plaster cast 'for ten or fifteen pounds' to be placed in the Board Room; when the Board was dissolved in 1822 it was handed over to his son, the Rev Arthur Young, but has since disappeared (John G. Gazley, Life of Arthur Young, 1973, pp 701-2).

Oil by unknown artist formerly at Bradfield Hall, then in Prince Duleep Singh's collection, Old Buckenham Hall, half-length in Elizabethan fancy dress with blue book titled Agriculture (Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses: West, 1908, p 380).

Silhouette by Field & Mier offered to NPG in 1977.

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.