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William Cobbett

William Cobbett, by Unknown artist, circa 1805 -NPG 2877 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Cobbett

by Unknown artist
circa 1805
8 1/2 in. x 7 in. (216 mm x 178 mm)
NPG 2877

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Date and artist uncertain but apparently a few years older than in J. R. Smith's portrait engraved by Bartolozzi in 1801.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length seated to right aged about 40, sandy hair, hazel eyes, thin unsmiling lips, round head; black coat, buff waistcoat, cream shirt and neckcloth, rings on little finger of left hand; plain brown scumbled background.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from George Lane 1935.


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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