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John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Felix Roffe, circa 1836 -NPG 4121 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Felix Roffe
circa 1836
8 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (222 mm x 175 mm)
NPG 4121

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This water-colour was engraved by J. Brown (example in NPG). The pose and head appear to be based on the water-colour by A. E. Chalon (the clothes are different), engraved by R. Artlett, published J. Fraser and H. T. Ryall, 1836 (example in NPG), for 'Eminent Conservative Statesmen'. The costume is based on the full-length water-colour by Chalon (the head is different), lithographed by R. J. Lane, published J. Mitchell, 1836 (example in NPG), probably the portrait exhibited RA, 1836 (592).

Referenceback to top

NPG Annual Report, 1959-60 (1960), p 13.

Physical descriptionback to top

Dark complexion, brown eyes and hair. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt and red, yellow and ermine judicial robes. Background colour brown.

Provenanceback to top

Messrs F. B. Daniell, presented by them, 1959.


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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