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Richard Beadon

Richard Beadon, by Lucius Gahagan, 1823 -NPG 4901 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Beadon

by Lucius Gahagan
1823
9 1/4 in. (235 mm) high
NPG 4901

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the reverse: Richard Beadon/the Right Revd/the Lord Bishop/of Bath & Wells//Lu Gahagan/fecit Bath -/June 25/1823.

This portraitback to top

Executed when Beadon was already semi-retired; ‘for the last few years of his life he was rendered incapable of discharging his episcopal duties by the infirmities of old age’ (DNB).

Referenceback to top

Ingamells 1981
J. Ingamells, The English Episcopal Portrait 1559-1835, 1981.

Physical descriptionback to top

In civilian dress, hands in his lap.

Provenanceback to top

Bought in Bath by Cyril Humphris and presented by him 1972.


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.

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