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Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, by Thomas Mitchell; Sir Martin Archer Shee, early 19th century, based on a work of circa 1804 -NPG 6293 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings

by Thomas Mitchell, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
early 19th century, based on a work of circa 1804
2 1/2 in. x 2 in. (64 mm x 51 mm) oval
NPG 6293

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed and signed in ink on verso: Lord Moira/Painted by/Thomas Mitchell.

This portraitback to top

The miniature is a free copy from the head of Shee's full-sized whole-length at Sandhurst; this was exhibited RA 1804 and many engravings were made of it, for instance Scriven's stipple for The Military Chronicle, April 1811, a very probable source for Mitchell's copy.

Physical descriptionback to top

Oval miniature on ivory stuck to card, in an 18th century frame with a small hair locket in centre of the back. He wears uniform of 27th Foot Regiment (Inniskilling) of which he was Colonel 1804-26.

Provenanceback to top

Alan Evans bequest and lent by the National Gallery 1975.


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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