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William Godwin

William Godwin, by Henry William Pickersgill, 1830 -NPG 411 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Godwin

by Henry William Pickersgill
27 1/2 in. x 24 7/8 in. (699 mm x 632 mm)
NPG 411

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders in a painted oval, dark coat, white shirt collar; scanty grey hair, hazel eyes, white eyebrows, faintly smiling expression; plain dark brown background.

Provenanceback to top

Bought by the NPG at the artist's sale Christie's 17 July 1875 (331) together with portraits of Jeremy Bentham, Hannah More and George Stephenson.

Exhibitionsback to top

'Georgian Essex', Dagenham, 1958 (316).

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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