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Henry Thomson

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Henry Thomson, by John Jackson, exhibited 1810 -NPG 3156 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Thomson

by John Jackson
exhibited 1810
8 1/2 in. x 7 in. (216 mm x 178 mm)
NPG 3156

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The portrait is one of a large number of drawings by Jackson and others 'accurately made from life, or from the most approved original pictures' for Cadell's Contemporary Portraits published in 2 vols. 1822 but begun before 1810. Jackson was one of the most prolific contributors to the collection.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length aged 35-40, dark grey coat and waistcoat with high collars, white neckcloth and bow-tie.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs M. F. Warner and her sale Sotheby's 2 June 1943 (11), bought by Arthur Spencer (Siddons Gallery) from whom bought by the NPG 24 June 1943.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1815 (605).

Reproductionsback to top

Stipple by R. Cooper published by Cadell & Davies, 2 April 1817 for Contemporary Portraits, 1822, II, 132.


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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