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Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1824 -NPG 4875 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
circa 1824
36 1/4 in. x 28 in. (921 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 4875

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length slightly to right in maroon-coloured coat, yellow waistcoat, white neckcloth and cravat, buff gloves; light brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, pale fresh complexion, wan smiling expression; green-blue background with landscape to left.

Provenanceback to top

Lord Ripon's family and bought by Clare Vyner of Studley Royal in 1925, bought from Commander C. G. Vyner in 1972.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1823 (124); Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (232) lent by Earl de Grey and Ripon.

Reproductionsback to top

Mezzotint by Charles Turner published Lawford 24 May 1824 (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 498); stipple by Jenkins for Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery, 1830.

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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