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Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by John De Vaere, based on a work of 1798 -NPG 3313 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

after John De Vaere
based on a work of 1798
4 in. x 3 in. (102 mm x 76 mm)
NPG 3313

Inscriptionback to top

Incised (rather crudely) beneath the right arm: J.Flaxman. and painted in yellow on the glass beneath: Howe

This portraitback to top

A crude, reduced copy of the wax medallion made by John de Vaere for the Wedgwood factory in 1798 and produced as a plaque c.1800. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) Illus. R. Reilly and G. Savage, Wedgwood the Portrait Medallions, 1973, p 195, and see R. Reilly, Wedgwood Jasper, 1994, pp 242, 397n101, where dated c.1800-10; probably produced 1800 following Howe’s death in August 1799.

Physical descriptionback to top

Blue eyes, white hair, the coat now green and the trim a tarnished brown.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from E. Linton Coombe 1946.

Exhibitionsback to top

Bicentennial Center Opening, Yorktown, Va., 1976.

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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