6 of 173 portraits of William Pitt
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by Dominick Andrew Olivieri, after Joseph Nollekens
1823, based on a work of 1806
28 in. (711 mm) high
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Incised: D. A. Olivieri 1823.
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Olivieri who flourished in Lambeth and Soho 1820-35 may have been the 'Sculptor of inferior merit' employed by Nollekens as an assistant with Gahagan and Goblet (J. T. Smith, Nollekens and his Times, 1920 edn., I, p 371). Another copy at Arniston is incised: D. A. Olivieri/1821/copio and another was at Sotheby's 15 February 1980 (116).
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Bequeathed by Mrs Sarah Fitzgerald 1899.
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Loan to 10 Downing Street since 1966.
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.