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Sir Edward Berry, Bt

Sir Edward Berry, Bt, by George Jones, circa 1821-1829 -NPG 5259 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Edward Berry, Bt

by George Jones
circa 1821-1829
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (165 mm x 121 mm)
NPG 5259

Inscriptionback to top

Head to left inscribed: Adml Sir Ed Berry.

This portraitback to top

The drawing is possibly a study for Jones's oil in National Maritime Museum Greenwich, 'Commodore Nelson boarding the Spanish first-rate San Josef in the action of Cape St Vincent, 14 February 1797', in which Nelson and Berry led the boarding party. The picture was given to the Royal Hospital by the British Institution where it was exhibited 1829 (62); a sketch was exhibited RA 1832 (658). Berry was promoted Rear-Admiral in 1821, and appears to be about 55 in the drawing.

Provenanceback to top

Taken from a sketchbook by George Jones inscribed: Presented to Sarah E. Nicholson by the widow of George Jones RA/& given by her to her son Archibald K. Nicholson 1910, bought by the Covent Garden Gallery (W. Drummond); bought from there by the NPG 1979.


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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