16 of 21 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Studies for miniatures by Sir George Hayter'
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by Sir George Hayter
4 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (121 mm x 95 mm)
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Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed in ink in Hayter's hand: The Bishop of Norwich
This portraitback to top
This drawing appears to be a study for a miniature, location unknown but confirmed by the lettering on Brown's stipple engraving. In this and in Edward's line engraving he is wearing vestments. A watercolour drawing by Hayter was offered to the NPG in 1936 and Hayter also painted a full-sized portrait, three-quarter-length seated in black silk gown and short wig (drawing in Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ Sketchbooks, II, p 64) offered to the NPG in 1858, probably the portrait presented to Bishop Sheepshanks by George Hales in 1900 and now in the Rye Library, Norwich.
Physical descriptionback to top
Half-length seated to right holding book with both hands, short wig, plain coat, clerical collar.
Reproductionsback to top
Three-quarter-length line engraving by W. C. Edwards, published 20 June 1816, develops from this drawing and shows the Bishop dressed in rochet, college cap beside him, holding book in one hand only, dedicated to Coke of Norfolk 'that the Names of the Prelate & the Patriot of whom Norfolk is proud may appear united in the same plate'. A stipple by Joseph Brown 'from an original miniature' was published 1853.
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.