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Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton, by Sarah Brown, 1807 -NPG 1451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Matthew Boulton

by Sarah Brown
3 in. x 2 1/4 in. (76 mm x 57 mm)
NPG 1451

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NPG 1451 appears to be an original portrait, most closely resembling the medallion by C. H. Küchler. Sarah Brown, whose husband, W. D. Brown (c.1753-1820), was Boulton’s confidential clerk, practised as a wax modeller in Handsworth, Birmingham. [1] Pyke records a pink wax portrait by her, also dated 1807, of a Mr Woodward (possibly the John Woodward remembered in Boulton’s will). [2]

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1) See E. J. Pyke, A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, 1973, p 20.
2) Private collection (illus. E. J. Pyke, A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, 1973, pl.38).

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Purchased from Francis Draper 1906.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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