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John Nash

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Nash

by Edwin Landseer
circa 1830
4 7/8 in. x 1 7/8 in. (124 mm x 48 mm)
NPG 3097(7)

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Inscribed in pencil (not in Landseer's hand): Nash

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Another profile is faintly discernible on the back.

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.

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Bought from Messrs Appleby Brothers, 6 February 1941.

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'Gothic 1720-1840', Brighton, 1975 (D9).


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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