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James Kenney

10 of 38 portraits by Samuel Laurence

Regency Portraits Catalogue

James Kenney

by Samuel Laurence
circa 1845
18 1/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (460 mm x 337 mm)
NPG 4263

This portraitback to top

The drawing shows Kenney as an elderly man, probably in the late 1840s. Miss Newmarch also has an oval watercolour drawing showing him as a young man with a wry smile. The Garrick Club has a watercolour drawing possibly by De Wilde, engraved by Heath (1809), for Mrs Inchbald's Collection of Farces.

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The Sitter's daughter Virginia (m. the dealer William Cox); her Sister Sophie's son William Jeaffreson; his niece Elizabeth Newmarch who gave it to the NPG 1962.


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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