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William Artaud

William Artaud, by William Artaud, circa 1822 -NPG 4862 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Artaud

by William Artaud
circa 1822
14 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (368 mm x 292 mm) oval, uneven
NPG 4862

Physical descriptionback to top

Head half to right, aged about 60, bushy grey hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, serious expression; black coat with grey lapel.

Provenanceback to top

The drawings are from a collection of about 150 sketchbooks, drawings, studies for portraits and manuscripts which has descended in the family from Artaud's sister Catherine who married Wager Tayler; their descendant, Kenneth Tayler ARIBA, entrusted the collection to A. C. Sewter in 1971 to be distributed among various museums and galleries; a miniature of Artaud aged 14 was offered to the V & A Museum, the two drawings 4862 and 4863 to the NPG.


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.

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