Benjamin Marshall

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Benjamin Marshall

by Lambert Marshall
circa 1825
7 1/2 in. x 6 in. (191 mm x 152 mm)
NPG 2671

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the back in black paint: Portrait of his Father/Painted by L. Marshall/Aged 15. 1825.

This portraitback to top

An earlier portrait by Lambert Marshall, now in the Mellon Collection, shows his father with a picture of two horses, on an easel to left, probably painted a few years after the coaching accident 1819; this was engraved and used to illustrate The Sporting Magazine, 1 September 1826 (Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, 1978, pp 205 & 334). In the NPG portrait the subject, deceptively, looks several years older.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders to right aged 57, sparse grey hair, light grey eyes, rosy complexion, snub nose; black coat and waistcoat, high white collar, white neckcloth and cravat; plain reddish-brown background.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from Messrs Fores 1934. The companion portrait of Mrs Marshall was also offered but declined.


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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