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Lord William Cavendish Bentinck

Lord William Cavendish Bentinck, by James Atkinson, circa 1833 -NPG 848 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Lord William Cavendish Bentinck

by James Atkinson
circa 1833
8 7/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (226 mm x 162 mm)
NPG 848

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Inscribed: Lord W. Bentinck.

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Lord William's age seems to be about 60 here though he was known to look old for his years. This would agree with the date of his retirement from India and with James Atkinson's return there in 1833 to become surgeon to a regiment of Indian infantry.

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Given by the artist's son Canon J. A. Atkinson 1890.


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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