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Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke, by Henry Edridge, 1799 -NPG 1434a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Coke

by Henry Edridge
1799
6 7/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (175 mm x 137 mm)
NPG 1434a

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated, bottom left: E. 99.

Physical descriptionback to top

The upright volume behind him lettered HOLY BIBLE.

Provenanceback to top

Christie’s, 2 April, 1906, lot 24 (as the Rev George Whitefield1), purchased.

1 A confusion with the G. Whitefield (whose name was written on the verso of the print sold with NPG 1434a) who published Ridley's engraving in 1790.

Reproductionsback to top

W. Ridley (The Revd. Thomas Coke L.L.D.) 1801;1 S. Freeman 1815 (with a simplified background, as Rhodes, Leeds, Pinxt.).

1 Illus. front, J. Vickers, Thomas Coke, 1969.


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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