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Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester

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Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester, by John Hoppner, circa 1802 -NPG 1416 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester

by John Hoppner
circa 1802
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
NPG 1416

Inscriptionback to top

Label on the back written in ink: … Hoppner 18/4/93/329.

This portraitback to top

Charles Abbot was chosen Speaker on 10 February 1802; the paper he holds, 1801 Finances for Ireland, presumably refers to his term of office as Chief Secretary for Ireland 1801-2. The attribution to Hoppner seems perfectly reasonable though it has been doubted (W. McKay & W. Roberts, John Hoppner R.A., p 54).

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length aged about 45 seated in Speaker's robes over a reddish-brown coat, holding a paper inscribed: 1801 Finances for Ireland; grey hair without wig, blue-grey eyes, fresh complexion.

Provenanceback to top

Bought by Captain George Bramwell (retired Captain of HM Indian Army) for £2-15-0, previous history unknown, and bequeathed by him to the NPG 1905 (extract from his will in NPG archive).


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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