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John Cox Dillman Engleheart

John Cox Dillman Engleheart, by John Cox Dillman Engleheart, circa 1810 -NPG 2754 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Cox Dillman Engleheart

by John Cox Dillman Engleheart
circa 1810
3 1/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. (79 mm x 70 mm)
NPG 2754

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil on the back of the original backboard: JCDE/by/self

This portraitback to top

The date is based on costume, the apparent age of the sitter, and comparison with other self-portraits. Williamson and Engleheart wrote of this miniature (p 70):

'In his portrait of himself the artist is well depicted as a quiet, studious man, not strong in bodily health, refined, cultured and thoughtful, but lacking it is clear, the power of forcefulness, quickness, and nervous tension which characterized his uncle.'

Referenceback to top

Williamson and Engleheart 1902
G. C. Williamson and H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart (1902), p 70.

Physical descriptionback to top

Fresh complexion, light brown eyes, white (powdered?) hair. Wearing a white stock, white shirt, dark-green jacket. Right arm on a red-covered table. Background yellow-brown, darker in top corners.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter; by descent to his grandson, Henry Engleheart, and bequeathed by him, 1935.

Reproductionsback to top

G. C. Williamson and H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart (1902), facing p 66.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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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