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Henry Constantine Jennings

15 of 689 portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Henry Constantine Jennings, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1799 -NPG 5711 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Constantine Jennings

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
circa 1799
12 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (315 mm x 227 mm)
NPG 5711

Inscriptionback to top

The original mount, removed during subsequent conservation, is inscribed: Sir Thomas Lawrence fecit1 Henry Constantine Jennings Esqr.

1 Lawrence was knighted in 1815, which implies this inscription is not contemporary.

This portraitback to top

Probably drawn in 1799 when Lawrence painted the sitter’s daughter; [1] the engraved portrait of 1815 appears to show an older figure.

Footnotesback to top

1) K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, 1989, no.440; private collection.

Provenanceback to top

1 By descent from the sitter’s daughter Elizabeth, who married 1805 William Locke II of Norbury Park; their daughter, who married the 3rd Baron Wallscourt, thence to the 5th Baron (d. 1920); his daughter, Mrs Leycester Storr, Cowes, IOW; Sotheby’s, 7 July 1983, lot 85; Clarendon Gallery, London, from whom purchased 1984.

1 The earlier part of this provenance is deduced from the fact that NPG 5711 belonged to Lord Wallscourt before 1920 (photograph in NPG archive; D’Arblay, V, IV, p 466).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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