- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by Rembrandt Peale
28 3/4 in. x 24 in. (730 mm x 610 mm)
This portraitback to top
The attribution to Clint came with the portrait's acquisition but little is known of its provenance. The style and date are feasible and Clint also painted a portrait of Mathews as Sharp in Garrick's The Lying Valet, half-length with hand and expression expecting a tip, plate in Oxberry's New English Drama, 1821.
Physical descriptionback to top
Head and shoulders to right aged c.50, dark brown coat, buff waistcoat, white neckcloth and cravat; dark brown hair (or wig), light brown eyes, dark complexion, serious expression; cloudy sky background.
Provenanceback to top
Sir Whittaker Ellis Bart; bought from Charles Huggins 1914.
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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