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Valentine Green

Valentine Green, by Lemuel Francis Abbott, 1788 -NPG 1260 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Valentine Green

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
NPG 1260

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When he engraved NPG 1260 in 1788 Green was at the height of his powers; he had begun the twelve plates illustrating events in the history of the Queens of England (Acta Historica Reginarum Angliae 1786-92) and the following year he began the Düsseldorf pictures, a privilege accorded by the Duke of Bavaria. [1]

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1) See A. Whitman, Valentine Green, 1902, pp 16-17, 160-73.

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Grey eyes, white hair, wearing a red waistcoat with gold trim and a dark grey coat.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from Colnaghi 1900.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1788 (431); Seeing is Deceiving; Manchester, 1984.

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V. Green 1788;1 J. Fittler (circular) 1795;2 Freeman (oval) 1809.

1 Illus. A. Whitman, Valentine Green, 1902, front.
2 Front. for Green's History & Antiquities of Worcester, 1796.

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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