14 of 55 portraits by Edwin Landseer
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by Edwin Landseer
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (145 mm x 116 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed in pencil: C Mathews with a gnat in his left eye - E. Landseer.
This portraitback to top
Possibly related to a chalk drawing by Masquerier in Burdett-Coutts collection.
The early history of these caricatures [NPG 3097(1-10)] is unknown. They may possibly have been in the Landseer sales at Christie's 8-15 May 1874, and Smith Son & Oakley 28 July 1874, where there were several lots of unspecified drawings. The dates c.1825-c.1835 are based on the costume and the apparent age of the sitters.
Physical descriptionback to top
Head to right.
Provenanceback to top
Bought from Messrs Appleby Brothers, 6 February 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.