7 of 47 portraits of Warren Hastings
- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by Peter Rouw
3 1/4 in. (83 mm) diameter
Inscriptionback to top
Incised on the truncation: Pr Rouw/Sculpr London 1806.
Inscribed in ink on the backing paper: Portrait of the/Right Honble Warren Hastings/Peter Rouw/Sculptor-Modeller of Gems/& Cameos, to his R. H: The/Prince Regent/22 Carmarthen Street/Fitzroy Square.1
1 Copied (in the early 19th century?) from the original backing of which only a torn fragment remains, but sufficient to show it was in the same hand as the inscription on the backing of Rouw’s Duke of Bridgewater, NPG 4276 - presumably the hand of Rouw (who officially received his Royal appointment in 1807).
This portraitback to top
Another wax medallion by Rouw, dated 1805, is in the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, and a version was sold Phillips, 17 July 1985, lot 244 as after Peter Rouw.
Provenanceback to top
[2nd Viscount Halifax (1839-1934)]; bought ‘at a sale of Lord Halifax’s effects’ by J. R. G. Marchetti; his cousin, J. D. H. Woodfield of Halifax, c.1945;1 Sotheby’s, 15 December 1975,2 lot 2, bought Cyril Humphris for John Harris, from whom purchased 1976.
1 Provenance as given verbally by Mr Woodfield in November 1980: at the time of the sale the wax had been in his possession ‘for over 30 years’; he inherited it from his cousin, who had ‘acquired it from a sale of Lord Halifax’s effects’.
2 The wax by Thomas Poole of Robert Hall (NPG 5066) came from the same sale (see R. J. B. Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Regency Portraits, I, p 232).
Exhibitionsback to top
RA 1806 (627).
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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