The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by George Richmond, 1834 -NPG 1055 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by George Richmond
8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (203 mm x 159 mm)
NPG 1055

This portraitback to top

Probably the drawing is the preliminary study for the portraits listed in Richmond's Account Book (photostat of original in NPG) under 3 November and a duplicate in May 1835 for 7 guineas each. One of these was in the Hill family collection in 1973 (NPG archive). Finden's engraving of 1845 was probably made from the duplicate.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length in blue coat, black velvet collar, white shirt and waistcoat, Ribbon of the Bath; scanty grey hair, vivid blue eyes, bright rosy cheeks, smiling expression.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from the artist's executors in 1896.

Reproductionsback to top

Stipple by E. Finden, with Star of GCB and facsimile of signature, published by John Murray 1845.

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.

View all known portraits for Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

View all known portraits for George Richmond