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Richard Reynolds

Richard Reynolds, by Samuel Percy, circa 1817 -NPG 4674 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Reynolds

by Samuel Percy
circa 1817
7 1/2 in. x 6 in. (191 mm x 152 mm)
NPG 4674

Inscriptionback to top

The frame bears a contemporary label inscribed: Richd. Reynolds.

This portraitback to top

The apparent age of the sitter and his dress indicate an early 19th-century date, and another example of the wax, in the Leeds City Art Gallery (18/81), has been dated 1810. [1] An unattributed wax portrait of Reynolds was in the Hatfield House, Chilham, sale, 3 December 1964, lot 175.

Footnotesback to top

1) Illus. Leeds’ Sculpture Collections, concise cat., 1996, p 5. Other examples of the wax were sold Sotheby’s, 22 April 1982, lot 312; with D. Mathias in 1973 (E. J. Pyke, A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, 1973, p 104) and erroneously stated to be in the National Maritime Museum (E. J. Pyke, Wax Modellers (Supplement), 1981, p 32).

Physical descriptionback to top

Blue eyes, white hair, wearing a white neckcloth and a light brown suit; green drapes above and below.

Provenanceback to top

Peter Charlesworth, from whom purchased 1969.

Reproductionsback to top

H. Meyer 1817 (European Mag.) from an original Bust by S. Perry in the possession of George Dillwyn Esqre.; Freeman.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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