3 of 20 portraits of Spencer Perceval
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by George Francis Joseph
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed and inscribed: Joseph/Right Hon. Spencer Perceval 1812.
Physical descriptionback to top
Half-length to left holding a paper, black coat, white neckcloth and shirt-frill, grey hair, pale blue eyes, pale complexion.
Provenanceback to top
Bequeathed by Sir Robert Inglis Bart together with portraits of Sidmouth and Wilberforce; the portraits were originally deposited in the British Museum at Inglis's death in 1855 by a codicil of his will dated 1854 and transferred to the NPG on its formation in 1857 (letter from Sir Thomas Dyke Acland 2 February 1857 in NPG archive).
Reproductionsback to top
The type was engraved in mezzotint by Charles Turner and published 1 August 1812 (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 423), re-issued 1813 (impression in NPG).
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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