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Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, by Henry Walton, circa 1805 -NPG 178 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

by Henry Walton
circa 1805
29 7/8 in. x 24 7/8 in. (759 mm x 632 mm)
NPG 178

This portraitback to top

A drawing by Henry Bone after this portrait, 'Bone Drawings' (NPG archives), I, 93, is dated 7 January 1806, so the portrait itself presumably dates from 1805 or earlier. Bone's drawing was presumably a study for one of his enamel miniatures (no examples located). NPG 178 was engraved by C. Turner, published R. Cribb, 1806 (example in NPG), and by J. Hopwood, published 1806 (example in NPG), for the Universal Magazine. Grillion (the vendor) was the proprietor of the Clarendon Hotel, and Grillions Club met on his premises. Lansdowne was not a member, and it is not known how Grillion came into possession of the portrait.

Physical descriptionback to top

Fresh complexion, brown eyes, grey and brown hair. Dressed in a white stock, white shirt, yellow waistcoat, and dark green coat with gilt buttons. Seated in a red chair of which only the back is visible. Background colour dark greenish-brown.

Provenanceback to top

Charles Grillion, purchased from him, 1864.

Exhibitionsback to top

Paintings by Henry Walton, Castle Museum, Norwich, 1963 (41).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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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