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Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by Adam Buck, circa 1810 -NPG 1229 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Adam Buck
circa 1810
7 5/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (195 mm x 162 mm) oval
NPG 1229

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the back in pencil: the late Sir Francis Burdet.

Physical descriptionback to top

Three-quarter-length seated on a plain wooden bench, left hand on hip, right extended, in black coat with brass buttons, buff waistcoat and breeches, high white collar and bow-tie; curly black hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, smiling expression; plain grey background.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1817 (30).

Reproductionsback to top

An etching also by Adam Buck is inscribed along the top edge: Plate 2 of Friends to a Constitutional Reform of Parliament, and along the bottom: SIR FRANCIS BURDETT/Done from the Life and Published by Adam Buck, 17 Bentinck St. Man[chester] Sq. Price SI. The etching shows the left hand which holds a paper on his knee. The Westminster Library has an etching of Adam Buck himself, plate 5 in the same series, which also includes Cobbett, Cochrane and Hunt.


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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