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Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Sir George Hayter
1823
13 in. x 10 1/8 in. (330 mm x 258 mm)
NPG 5257

Inscriptionback to top

Stamped: R. Davy/… Newman St
Signed and dated top right in red paint: Sketch/George Hayter/1823

This portraitback to top

Though the sketch does not correspond exactly to the final figure of the Prime Minister in Hayter's 'Trial of Queen Caroline' (NPG 999), it is certainly very close and bears little relation to the wash drawings both of which are in profile. Another oil sketch, similar in size and treatment, is at Weston Park (Lord Bradford). Hayter's oil sketches for the 'trial' are unusual, the NPG possessing a head of Queen Caroline and a whole-length of Lord Holland (NPG 4940 and 5192).

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length head to left in dark brown tail-coat, white waistcoat, white neckcloth and shirt-frill; grey hair, hazel eyes, pale complexion; plain dark red background. An old label fixed to the back wrongly identifies it with John Fawcett, stage manager of Covent Garden Theatre.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from William Drummond, Covent Garden Gallery, 1979.


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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