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Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, circa 1816-1818 -NPG 316a(172) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
circa 1816-1818
17 1/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. (438 mm x 286 mm)
NPG 316a(172)

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Tentatively identified by Walker as a study for Chantrey’s head of Joseph Banks, but the resemblance is not totally convincing.

Referenceback to top

Walker 1985
R. J. B. Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Regency Portraits, I, 1985, pp 624-25.

Yarrington et al. 1994
A. Yarrington, I. D. Lieberman, A. Potts, M. Baker, ‘An Edition of the Ledger of Sir Francis Chantrey, R. A., at the Royal Academy, 1809-1841’, Walpole Society, LVI, 1994, p 165.

Provenanceback to top

Chantrey’s executor George Jones RA, by whose widow presented in 1871.


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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