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John Hookham Frere

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John Hookham Frere, by Henry Edridge, circa 1800 -NPG 1473 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Hookham Frere

by Henry Edridge
circa 1800
15 in. x 10 1/4 in. (381 mm x 260 mm)
NPG 1473

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the wood backing: John Hookham Frere/Age 31 and a label written in ink: Rt: Hon: John Hookham Frere:/- Aged 31 -/Born May 1769, married Eliz. Jemima/Countess of Errol 1816/Died Jan. 1846.

This portraitback to top

A letter in the NPG archive from the vendor's cousin, Arthur Frere, drew the attention of the Trustees to the John Hookham Frere items in Christie's sale, at the same time expressing concern at the dispersal of the family pictures.

Physical descriptionback to top

Whole-length seated to left in a Regency armchair, grey powdered hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, bluish chin and upper lip.

Provenanceback to top

Family collection at Roydon Hall, Diss, until sold by John Tudor Frere at Christie's 5 July 1907 (3), bought Colnaghi on behalf of the NPG.


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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