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Mungo Park

Mungo Park, by Henry Edridge, based on a work of before 1806 -NPG 1104 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Mungo Park

after Henry Edridge
based on a work of before 1806
3 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (83 mm x 70 mm) oval
NPG 1104

This portraitback to top

Edridge is known from the engravings to have drawn Park's portrait, probably shortly after his return from Africa in 1797, but this drawing is too feeble for Edridge himself and has every sign of being a copy. Another copy was at Phillips miniature sale 21 October 1981 (147).

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders to left in blue coat, brass buttons, white neckcloth and bow-tie; fair wavy hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion; sky background.

Provenanceback to top

Given by Lawrence William Adamson 1897.

Exhibitionsback to top

(Possibly) Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1899 lent by H. A. De Colyar.

Reproductionsback to top

Stipple by Dickinson 5 April 1799 used as frontispiece in first edition of his Travels, 1799; smaller stipple by Ridley in The European Magazine, 1 July 1799, and others.


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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