Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Thomas Heaphy
July 1802
10 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. (260 mm x 216 mm)
NPG 751

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated (bottom right): T. Heaphy/1802
Inscribed on the back of the original frame: drawn by T. Heaphy/Portrait painter to the Princess of Wales/July, 1802/Presented to Lord Pelham by/Lord Palmerston July 10, 1802

This portraitback to top

Lord Pelham was Palmerston's guardian. Other water-colours by Heaphy are as follows:
1 Collection of Mrs Baumer. Similar to the NPG type.
2 With his younger brother, William. Exhibited RA, 1803 (616).
3 Signed and dated 1804. Collection of Lord Faringdon.
4 Signed. Collection of Mrs Baumer. Similar to no.3.
5 Signed and dated 1806. Collection of Earl Mountbatten. Reproduced P. Guedalla, Palmerston (1926), facing p 52.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, pale eyes, light brown hair. Dressed in a white stock, white shirt, brown coat with black velvet collar, and grey breeches. Landscape painted in grey washes.

Provenanceback to top

Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester; presented by his grandson, the 4th Earl of Chichester, 1886.

Exhibitionsback to top

Works of Art and Industry, Brighton, 1867, 'Water-colours and Drawings' (33).


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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