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William Shield

William Shield, by William Brockedon, 1826 -NPG 2515(11) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Shield

by William Brockedon
1826
15 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (392 mm x 287 mm)
NPG 2515(11)

Inscriptionback to top

Dated lower left: 27.5.26.

This portraitback to top

The drawing, probably ad vivum, is accompanied in the Brockedon album by a letter from Shield dated 11 December 1827 about a ballot for a club.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders full-face.

Provenanceback to top

See 'Drawings of Prominent People 1823-49' by W. Brockedon in Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, pp 554-6.


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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