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Sir Richard Westmacott

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Sir Richard Westmacott, by Charles Hutton Lear, circa 1845 -NPG 1456(27) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Richard Westmacott

by Charles Hutton Lear
circa 1845
2 5/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (69 mm x 63 mm)
NPG 1456(27)

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Inscribed: Westmacott.

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The drawing is among a group of sketchy portraits made surreptitiously when Lear was a student in the RA Schools (see similar drawings of Turner and West). These were done in 1844-5 but in this the sitter appears to be very much older than in Brockedon's drawing of 1844 and may therefore have been done nearer 1850 or after.

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Given by John Elliot 1907, see Richard Ormond, National Portrait Gallery: Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, pp 561-2.


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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