1 of 16 portraits of John Liston
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
after Augustin Edouart
based on a work of 1826
10 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (273 mm x 184 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed in faded brown ink: Mr Liston in his own Character
This portraitback to top
The drawing is a copy (or perhaps the original) with slight variations of a cut-out silhouette by Edouart dated September 1826 in the NPG Reference Collection (see Desmond Coke, The Art of the Silhouette, 1913, pp 108, 122 and plate XIX). Edouart at this date was working in Bath and Cheltenham and Liston at the height of his career as 'Paul Pry' at the Haymarket Theatre.
Physical descriptionback to top
Whole-length standing in profile to left, top-hat, frock-coat, taking snuff.
Provenanceback to top
Bought from Jack Isaacs, Bristol University, 1941.
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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