- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by John Jackson
7 3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (197 mm x 165 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed on the original mount, now in registered packet in NPG archive: J. JACKSON R.A./FROM LIFE/WILLIAM SHIELD/COMPOSER.
This portraitback to top
Jackson's drawing of Shield is unusually from life. Most of his drawings for Cadell between 1809 and 1822 were copies from portraits by other artists.
Physical descriptionback to top
Half-length to left in grey coat and waistcoat, white cravat; grey hair, brown eyes, pink complexion.
Provenanceback to top
Bought from M. Gilbert of Nottingham 1978.
Reproductionsback to top
Stipple by J. Woolnoth published 16 August 1822 by T. Cadell for Contemporary Portraits, II, p 126.
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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