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Thomas Stothard

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Thomas Stothard, by John Flaxman, circa 1800 -NPG 1096 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Stothard

by John Flaxman
circa 1800
7 in. x 7 in. (178 mm x 178 mm)
NPG 1096

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Miss Sharpe, in her letter of 1897 in NPG archive, gives the history as far as she knew it: '... a small pencil drawing of Stothard by Flaxman, about 6 inches square which is part of the collection of my father the late Mr William Sharpe, and was given to his father by Mr Flaxman or Mr Stothard I believe and who were both friends of our family …' An undated black chalk head in profile by Flaxman is in the British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, 158).

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Head and shoulders slightly to right.

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Given by either Flaxman or Stothard to C. W. Sharpe and by his granddaughter, Miss Mary Sharpe, to the NPG in 1897.


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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