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Charles Mayne Young

18 of 68 portraits by John Linnell

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Charles Mayne Young

by John Linnell
circa 1840
13 1/4 in. x 17 1/2 in. (349 mm x 445 mm)
NPG 1814

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The drawing is undated and unrecorded in the British Museum Linnell Sketchbooks but the sitter appears to be in his early sixties. Lot 82 in the Linnell sale consisted of a packet of 16 drawings of which 7 (Bagster, Crotch (2), Jeffrey, Murray, Perry and Young) remain in the NPG, the others being dispersed at a modest profit to the Scottish NPG, the Office of Works, Sir Edmund Gosse, Sir John Lane and elsewhere.

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Half-length seated to left aged 60-5, the head finished in red and black chalk touched with white, the body sketched in pencil.

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Linnell family then Christie's (Linnell sale) 15 March 1918 (82) bought Leggatt on behalf of NPG.


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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