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George Perfect Harding

George Perfect Harding, by George Perfect Harding, 1804 -NPG 4615 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Perfect Harding

by George Perfect Harding
3 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (83 mm x 70 mm) oval
NPG 4615

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on verso: George Perfect Harding R.Y.M.V./Aetati 23. 1804/Drawn by G. P. H.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders to right in the scarlet uniform with dark blue collar of the Royal York Marylebone Volunteers (see Rowlandson's Volunteer Regiments), powdered hair worn in queue, black eyebrows, brown eyes; light brown shaded background.

Provenanceback to top

Family possession and sold to the NPG by his great-great-granddaughter, Winifred Florence Sharman, 1968.

Exhibitionsback to top

A miniature self-portrait, possibly this one, was exhibited RA 1813 (420).

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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