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Lord George Gordon

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Lord George Gordon, by James Tassie, 1781 -NPG 4603 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Lord George Gordon

by James Tassie
1781
3 1/2 in. (89 mm) high
NPG 4603

Inscriptionback to top

Stamped, in reverse: LORD GEORGE GORDON/Tassie F. 1781.

This portraitback to top

The image was presumably based upon the contemporary engravings by Trotter and Lodge; it was engraved by C. Knight 1783 and copied by Wedgwood, perhaps after 1787. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) R. Reilly and G. Savage, Wedgwood the Portrait Medallions, 1973, pp 175-76, where described as based on the painting by de Fleur, engraved by Trotter.

Referenceback to top

Gray 1894
J. M. Gray, James and William Tassie, a biographical and critical sketch with a catalogue of their portrait medallions of modern personages, 1894, no.159.

Provenanceback to top

K. E. Houston sale, Sotheby’s, 15 January 1968, lot 90, bought Nora Breen, from whom purchased 1968.


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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