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Robert West; Matthew William Peters

1 portrait of Matthew William Peters

Robert West; Matthew William Peters, by Matthew William Peters, 7 November 1758 -NPG 2169 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert West; Matthew William Peters

by Matthew William Peters
7 November 1758
16 in. x 21 1/2 in. (406 mm x 546 mm)
NPG 2169

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated lower left: W Peters/Novr 7 1758 and with traces of other inscriptions on chair and palette; inscribed along lower edge of backing paper: The Late Robert West - (a celebrated Artist) Drawing the Portrait of Wm Peters an Artist - afterwards the Rev Wm Peters RA.

This portraitback to top

Peters as a boy on the left has his portrait drawn by Robert West, master of the Royal Dublin Society School. For a boy of 16 this quite complicated tour de force is a mark of the high standard achieved by the School under West.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders aged 16 being drawn by his master Robert West.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from A. R. Hakoumoff 1927.

Exhibitionsback to top

'Irish Portraits 1660-1860', Dublin, NPG and Belfast 1969-70 (7); 'Artists at Work', NPG Loan Exhibition, 1981-2 (25).

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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