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James Ward

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

James Ward

by James Ward
1834
21 in. x 16 1/2 in. (533 mm x 419 mm)
NPG 1684

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated lower right: JWD (monogram) RA/1834.

This portraitback to top

Ward exhibited a self-portrait, possibly NPG 1684, at the RA 1831 (292). NPG 1684 is forcefully painted and shows the artist as a man of just over 60.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders to left in a loose grey studio coat over black coat, white shirt and neckcloth; grey hair and whiskers, grey eyes with steel-rimmed spectacles, ruddy complexion; plain drab background.

Provenanceback to top

Family possession until his grandson Mulgrave Phipps Jackson; H. P. Pym sale Christie's 22 November 1912 (34); given by Frederick A. White 1912.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, Old Masters, 1881 (48) lent by Mulgrave Phipps Jackson (two exhibition labels on the back, now in registered packet 1684).

Reproductionsback to top

(In reverse)
Lithograph vignette by Miss H. S. Turner, 'From a Painting by himself 1833' in her Sixty Portraits from Unedited Originals (unpublished), p 50.


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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