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Georgiana Russell (née Gordon), Duchess of Bedford

Georgiana Russell (née Gordon), Duchess of Bedford, by Sir George Hayter, circa 1820 -NPG 883(5) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Georgiana Russell (née Gordon), Duchess of Bedford

after Sir George Hayter
circa 1820
3 3/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (86 mm x 74 mm)
NPG 883(5)

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This appears to be a drawing or more likely a tracing of the original miniature, probably made for the benefit of Henry Bone (enamel) or J. H. Robinson (engraving).

These drawings [NPG 883(1-21)] are all apparently studies for miniatures, which explains their small scale, the largest (Codrington) being 17.5 x 13 (6 7/8 x 5 1/8) and most much smaller. They are drawn in pencil, some strengthened with pen and ink and colour wash, two or three quite elaborately. They were probably bought at the Hayter sale, Christie's 20 April 1871, where many of his drawings were sold in large uncatalogued lots.
They are all contained in a drawer fitting into a box bound, on acquisition in 1891, to resemble a red leather book titled on the spine: ORIGINAL DRAWINGS by Sir George Hayter/NPG.

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A. D. Hogarth & Sons and bought from them 1891.

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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