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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Charles Hutton Lear
1857
5 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (146 mm x 149 mm)
NPG 1457a

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Inscribed in pencil: His Ludship puzzled.

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The drawings show Brougham aged 78 approaching the lectern in Penrith church and having difficulty in finding the First Lesson among the minor prophets. They were made in 1857 from a pew adjoining Lord Brougham's and belonging to one of Lear's relations in the neighbourhood.

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The artist, bequeathed to John Elliot in 1903 and given by him in 1907.

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'Cumbrian Characters' Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal 1968.


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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