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Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, by John Linnell, circa 1840 -NPG 1815 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by John Linnell
circa 1840
18 in. x 14 1/8 in. (457 mm x 359 mm)
NPG 1815

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The drawing is undated and unrecorded in the British Museum Linnell sketchbooks. He appears to be in his late 60s. Lot 82 in the Linnell sale consisted of a packet of 16 drawings of which 7 (Bagster, Crotch (2), Murray, Perry and Young) remain in the NPG, the others being sold at a modest profit to the Scottish NPG, the Office of Works, Sir Edmund Gosse and elsewhere.

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Linnell family then Christie's (Linnell sale) 15 March 1918 (82) bought Leggatt on behalf of the NPG.

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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