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.
View all known portraits for Henry James Pye
Become a Member
Enjoy access to special events, discounts on the Gallery online shop, supporters’ updates and much more
Bringing people together by sharing the portraits and stories of the men and women who have shaped our nation.
Sign up to receive information on exhibitions, collections and activities of the National Portrait Gallery, including special offers, shop products, and exclusive competitions.