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William Say

2 of 17 portraits by James Green

William Say, by James Green, circa 1805-1810 -NPG 1836 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Say

by James Green
circa 1805-1810
29 in. x 23 in. (737 mm x 584 mm)
NPG 1836

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No other portrait of Say is recorded in the NPG archive.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length to left aged about 40, head turned to right, black coat, white neckcloth and shirt-frill; receding brown hair, green-blue eyes, dark complexion.

Provenanceback to top

Say family possession descending to his son-in-law J. B. Papworth (architect); sold by Mrs Wyatt Papworth at Sotheby's 18 December 1918 (4) bought E. Parsons & Sons and from them by the NPG April 1919.


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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