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Lord George Cavendish Bentinck

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck, by Samuel Lane, circa 1836 -NPG 1515 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck

by Samuel Lane
circa 1836
50 1/2 in. x 40 in. (1283 mm x 1016 mm)
NPG 1515

This portraitback to top

This is a version after the full-length portrait of Bentinck by Lane of 1834, commissioned by the Corporation of King's Lynn (Bentinck's constituency), exhibited RA, 1834 (262), and SKM, 1868 (540), etched and engraved by S. W. Reynolds, published Colnaghi, 1848 and 1849 respectively (examples in NPG). A copy of the NPG portrait by Enrico Belli is in the collection of the Duke of Portland, reproduced C. R. L. Fletcher and E. Walker, Historical Portraits, 1700-1850 (1919), IV, facing 236.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, black suit, red ribbon round his neck, gold watch-chain, jewelled stock-pin. Beyond the papers under his hand is a silver inkstand with a quill pen. Red curtain top left, red curtain(?) lower right. Rest of background dark brown wall.

Provenanceback to top

Lady Howard de Walden, the sitter's sister; Charles Ellis, her son; Lady Emlyn; F. C. Bentinck, presented by him, 1908.

Exhibitionsback to top

Probably RA, 1836 (187).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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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