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Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by John Charles Felix Rossi
1809
20 in. (508 mm) high
NPG 5238

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed ROSSI on left side of the base; Incised on side of truncation: ROSSI.

This portraitback to top

Rossi exhibited busts of Thurlow at the RA in 1801 (1000) and 1809 (875). Both were probably taken from the same model, although the latter shows the head slightly more tilted. Two marbles, each with the incised date 1801, are in the Royal Collection. [1] Rossi’s 1809 exhibit was described as a bust of Thurlow ‘in marble intended for his monument in the Temple church’, but only a plaster, identical with NPG 5238, remains in the Inner Temple. [2]

Footnotesback to top

1) In 1969 one was at Windsor, the other at Buckingham Palace (Courtauld Institute photographic survey, B69/488 & 409).
2) By the end of the nineteenth century it had been moved out of the church and stood ‘neglected in the vestry’, bearing a latin inscription composed by Dr Routh (DNB).

Provenanceback to top

Phillips, 22 January 1979, lot 294, as unknown man, bought Rogers, from whom purchased 1979.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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