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John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield

John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, by Henry Edridge, 1798 -NPG 2185 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield

by Henry Edridge
10 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (273 mm x 184 mm)
NPG 2185

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, bottom left: Edridge 1798; there is general fading and a repaired tear bottom left; his right foot was redrawn.1

1 Label formerly verso of Henry Brookes, 28 Coventry Street, supplier of drawing paper, picture and glass frames etc.

This portraitback to top

A small oval portrait in oils of Lord Sheffield by Edridge was sold Sotheby’s, 22 February 1928, lot 33 (together with portraits of his two daughters Louisa and Maria).

Provenanceback to top

By descent at Sheffield Place1 to the 3rd Earl of Sheffield (d. 1909); sold by a legatee, Sotheby’s, 22 February 1928, lot 8, bought Meatyard for the NPG.

1 Where listed c.1804 (G. P. Harding, List of Portraits in Various Mansions of the United Kingdom, I, p 10).

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1799 (629).

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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