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William Jay

William Jay, by Miss S.E. Covell, 1812 -NPG 1793 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Jay

by Miss S.E. Covell
1812
4 1/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (105 mm x 86 mm) oval
NPG 1793

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Signed and dated on truncation: S.E. Covell, April 20. 1812.
Written in ink on a very old paper, formerly on back of frame now in registered packet in NPG archive: 2 Guineas/The Gift of Mr Henry Warren/to B. Butterworth Dec 1846/Portrait of the Revd W. Jay/Modelled by Miss Covell/1812.

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Profile to left in robes, bands and high neckcloth.

Provenanceback to top

Henry Warren; B. Butterworth 1846; given by Francis Wellesley 1917.


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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