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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1828, based on a work of 1826 -NPG 464 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence
circa 1828, based on a work of 1826
36 1/4 in. x 28 3/8 in. (921 mm x 721 mm)
NPG 464

This portraitback to top

The portrait is a studio replica of Lawrence's original oil on panel at Windsor Castle (Sir Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1969, 896, plate 225), the face of good quality possibly painted by Lawrence himself. It is listed without provenance in E. S. Bain's Catalogue of Portraits in Serjeants' Inn, 1868, p 4.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length seated in a red-upholstered chair, black suit, black velvet waistcoat, white neckcloth and shirt-frill, gold seal at waist; white hair and thick white eyebrows, grey eyes, fresh rosy complexion; plain greenish-brown background.

Provenanceback to top

Serjeants' Inn and given to the NPG by the Society of Judges and Serjeants-at-Law in 1877.


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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