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Thomas Holcroft

Thomas Holcroft, by John Opie, circa 1782 -NPG 3130 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Holcroft

by John Opie
circa 1782
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
NPG 3130

Inscriptionback to top

Old label on stretcher: Portrait of T. Holcroft/at age of about 50/painted by Opie 1780-5 (about)/ … yed to John Miers, Esq.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length head to right, in black coat, white neckcloth with touch of red; brown wavy hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion; plain drab background.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs Holcroft; Francis Place; John Miers; Sir Henry Miers who bequeathed it to the NPG 1943.

Exhibitionsback to top

'John Opie', Plymouth, 1957 (53); 'John Opie', Arts Council, 1962-3 (50).


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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