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Bowyer Edward Sparke and other figures

Bowyer Edward Sparke and other figures, by Sir George Hayter, circa 1820 -NPG 2662(12) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Bowyer Edward Sparke and other figures

by Sir George Hayter
circa 1820
8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (203 mm x 132 mm)
NPG 2662(12)

Inscriptionback to top

Upper inscribed in ink: under the Throne/GH House of Lords/Oct. 1820.
Lower inscribed in ink: 19. middle of gallery/left side.

This portraitback to top

As with NPG 1695(a-x), the drawings [NPG 2662(1-38)] were made in the House of Lords during the trial of the Queen.

Physical descriptionback to top

Upper: Bowyer Sparke, Bishop of Ely, back view in robes and wig talking to William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, leaning on rails.
Lower: John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow, and another peer reading a newspaper.

Provenanceback to top

Uncertain until collected by Arnett Hibbert and bought from his daughter-in-law, Violetta Hibbert, 1934 (for £5).


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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