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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Sir William Allan, 1831 -NPG 2646 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Sir William Allan
1831
9 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (248 mm x 210 mm)
NPG 2646

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A study for the head and hands of NPG 321.

Provenanceback to top

Bought from E. Parsons & Sons 1933.

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'Romantic Movement', Tate Gallery, 1959 (984).


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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