Henry James Pye
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
Henry James Pye
by Samuel James Arnold
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed on back of canvas (possibly transferred after lining): Henry James Pye/Poet Laureate/of Faringdon.
Physical descriptionback to top
Half-length to left aged c.55, black coat with brass buttons, white neckcloth and cravat; sparse white hair, hazel eyes, ruddy complexion, myopic expression; plain drab background, red curtain.
Provenanceback to top
Pye family at Clifton Campville, Faringdon, and bequeathed with a collection of portraits to A. O. Elmhirst who gave it to the NPG 1962.
Reproductionsback to top
Mezzotint by B. Pym published 2 February 1801; small stipple (in reverse) published by Richard Phillips 1803, and another by James Cundee 1807.
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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