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William Shield

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William Shield, by John Jackson, engraved 1822 -NPG 5221 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Shield

by John Jackson
engraved 1822
7 3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (197 mm x 165 mm)
NPG 5221

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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