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William Blake

Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Blake

after James Deville
1953, based on a work of 1823
11 1/2 in. (292 mm) high
NPG 1809a

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This is a bronze replica of NPG 1809 commissioned by the Trustees for security reasons and cast by the Art Bronze Foundry of Fulham in 1953. Plaster replicas, painted to imitate bronze, are available at the NPG.

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'Romantic Movement', Tate Gallery, 1959 (478); 'For Friendship's Sake' , Manchester, 1969 45); 'Portraits of William Blake', Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1971 (70).


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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