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Thomas Tenison

Thomas Tenison, by Unknown artist, based on a work of circa 1700 -NPG 1525 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Tenison

by Unknown artist
based on a work of circa 1700
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1003 mm)
NPG 1525

This portraitback to top

A laboured and derivative portrait, the head based on an engraving by Robert White, the pose on a portrait by Simon Dubois.

Referenceback to top

Ingamells 1981
J. Ingamells, The English Episcopal Portrait 1559-1835, catalogue, 1981, p 376.

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 342.

Provenanceback to top

[from the sitter’s nephew, Bp. Edward Tenison; his daughter who married 1768 Mr St Eloy; his brother, the Rev. Henry St Eloy; his nephew Joseph Hayden; William Hayden by 18611] Mrs Maud Hayden, Dublin, from whom purchased 1908.

1 This descent is suggested by a MS note acquired with the picture, signed T.J.T., 15 January 1862 (on file). A MS card formerly attached to the frame verso gives a comparable account, signed Thomas Tenison Esqr. J.P., - the sitter’s grandson who had married 1763 Elizabeth, née Hayden.

Exhibitionsback to top

Sir Thomas Browne, Norwich, 1982, no.11.


This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685–1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, 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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