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Joseph Blanco White

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Joseph Blanco White, by Joseph Slater, 1812 -NPG 3788 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Joseph Blanco White

by Joseph Slater
7 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (197 mm x 159 mm)
NPG 3788

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated in pencil lower left: J. Slater - 17 Newman Street 1812.
An old label on the back of the frame written in ink reads: Rev J. Blanco White.

This portraitback to top

The drawing is believed to have belonged to Miss Julia Moore, niece of Sir John Moore and a friend of J. B. White; she bequeathed it to George Heath, a forebear of the donor. The signature is probably that of Joseph Slater (c.1779-1837) though the Graves RA Catalogue gives his name as Josiah. For a drawing signed in full by him see the Grillions Club series of engravings (NPG Reference Collection). The Slater family ran a small factory and its members are still confused though a gallant effort to disentangle them has been made by Douglas Davidson in Notes & Queries, 11 June 1949, pp 225-7.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders facing, light brown hair brushed upwards, vivid blue eyes, pink complexion.

Provenanceback to top

Given by Roland Heath of Bletchley 1951.

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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