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Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by Sir William Charles Ross, circa 1840 -NPG 2056 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Sir William Charles Ross
circa 1840
15 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. (394 mm x 343 mm)
NPG 2056

Physical descriptionback to top

Whole-length to left aged about 70, blue eyes, rosy complexion, sparse white hair; seated in a mahogany armchair with green leather upholstery, blue tail-coat with brass buttons, buff waistcoat, blue cravat with white spots, white riding-breeches, black boots with brown leather turn-over tops; brown Irish terrier on floor with water-bowl on crimson carpet with decorated border; table to left with light red cloth, brown top-hat, walking-stick, gloves, letters, quill, red sealing-wax, inkpot: in the background books, rolled estate maps, crimson curtain and a marble bust of John Horne Tooke.

Provenanceback to top

Baroness Burdett-Coutts; William Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts MP and bequeathed by him to the National Gallery in 1921; transferred to the NPG in 1924.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1844 (823); 'Works of Sir W. C. Ross R.A.' at the Society of Arts 1860; Dickinson Loan Exhibition of Miniatures and Enamels 1880; Victorian Exhibition 1892.

Reproductionsback to top

Line and stipple by S. Bellin.


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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