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John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
1820-1838, based on a work of 1814-1820
9 in. x 6 5/8 in. (229 mm x 168 mm)
NPG 3886

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The portrait is possibly the chalk drawing profile to right listed as being from the collection of the Hon Gerald Ponsonby in Sir W. Armstrong's Lawrence, 1913, p 189. The back-board bears Christie's stencil 000 III and in pencil Hon G. Ponsonby and a small circular paper label 1363/Lawrence/4. Gerald Henry Ponsonby (1829-1908) was 7th son of 4th Earl of Bessborough and Maria, 3rd daughter of 10th Earl of Westmorland and sister of 11th Earl. Since Armstrong's day the drawing has not been accepted as an original Lawrence but it is nevertheless extremely competent and may have been made for John Bull's stipple engraving of 1838.

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Head and shoulders profile to left in grey cloak with turned-up collar, lips and cheek touched with light red.

Provenanceback to top

Hon Gerald Ponsonby; Christie's unknown sale possibly 1908; F. R. Meatyard of Margate and bought from him 1953.

Reproductionsback to top

(Of the original)
Stipple by J. Bull published by Welch & Gwynne, 1 November 1838 (example in British Museum).


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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