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Richard Payne Knight

2 of 2 portraits by John Bacon the Younger

Richard Payne Knight, by John Bacon the Younger, 1814 -NPG 4887 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Richard Payne Knight

by John Bacon the Younger
1814
22 1/2 in. (572 mm) high
NPG 4887

Inscriptionback to top

Incised J. Bacon Ft May 1814.

This portraitback to top

An earlier variant of this bust in the British Museum, consisting of the head only without the bronze drapery, incised: J Bacon, Junr. 1812, was exhibited RA 1812 and 'British Portraits', RA, 1956-7 (398); it was bequeathed to the British Museum as part of Knight's magnificent collection of bronzes, coins, gems and drawings, reproduced Michael Clarke & Nicholas Penny, The Arrogant Connoisseur, 1982, 64.

Provenanceback to top

Christopher Gibbs Limited 1971; Cyril Humphris 1971; (Paul Mellon 1972); Cyril Humphris and bought from him 1972.

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'British Portrait Sculpture during the Neo-Classic Period', Cyril Humphris, 1972 (9) lent by the NPG.

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Stipple by Thomson for The European Magazine, 1 August 1824.


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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