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Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland, by Sir George Hayter, circa 1820 -NPG 5192 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

by Sir George Hayter
circa 1820
16 7/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (429 mm x 295 mm)
NPG 5192

This portraitback to top

This sketch is one of the few known oil studies for Hayter's 'Trial of Queen Caroline', NPG 999; his oil sketch of the Queen herself is NPG 4940. Holland took little part in the 'trial' beyond expressing emphatic support for a regular legal procedure instead of a secret committee. The picture presumably descended through Lord Holland's daughter and heir Mary Elizabeth who married Lord Lilford in 1830 and died aged 85 in 1891. It was not however in the Lilford House sale April 1942.
A related pen and wash of a group with Lords Leinster, Liverpool and Brougham, Lord Holland standing with hat and stick, is in the British Museum, reproduced P. Quennell, Princess Lieven, 1937.

Physical descriptionback to top

Whole-length standing to left with walking stick in dark blue tail-coat with brass buttons, grey trousers, buff waistcoat, white shirt-frill, black slippers, gold seal at waist; grey hair, bald on top, dark eyes, fresh complexion; red curtain background.

Provenanceback to top

Lord Lilford in 1903; William Drummond, Covent Garden Gallery, and given by him 1978.


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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