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John Horne Tooke

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Horne Tooke

by Thomas Hardy
before 1791
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
NPG 13

This portraitback to top

A reduced copy, signed and dated Simon Raven 1795, was in the collection of Bernard Tate in 1963.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey eyes, white powdered hair with a black ribbon, wearing a brown coat with brass buttons, a gold and orange vest, white lace ruffles and cuffs.

Provenanceback to top

Mr Tyson,1 at whose death bought by the antiquarian John Britton (1771-1857), as by Gainsborough; purchased from his widow, Mrs Ellen Britton, 1857.

1 ‘a literary gentleman, residing in the neighbourhood of Bristol many years’ (Mrs E. Britton to Sotheby, 17 May 1857; NPG archive).

Exhibitionsback to top

Second special exhibition of National Portraits (William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867 (647); Chantrey, NPG, Sheffield, 1981.

Reproductionsback to top

Anker Smith 1791.


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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