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Sawrey Gilpin

Sawrey Gilpin, by William Sherlock, 1790s -NPG 4328 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sawrey Gilpin

by William Sherlock
1790s
5 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (140 mm x 121 mm) oval
NPG 4328

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed verso, possibly added by the artist:1 Mr S. Gilpin, RA/Painted by/W Sherlock.

1 That is, NPG 4328 appears to date from before 1797 when Gilpin was elected RA.

This portraitback to top

Sherlock copied Walton’s portrait of Sawrey’s brother, William Gilpin, in 1783 or 1785 (see NPG 4418) which conceivably indicates the date of NPG 4328.

Physical descriptionback to top

The fading of the colours complicates description: probably grey eyes and light hair, wearing a grey coat.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by A. A. Appleby 1963.


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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