English, 1769 - 1830

Sir Herbert Taylor

Date: ca. 1797

Artist Sir Thomas Lawrence vividly captures his sitter’s personality in this portrait. Sir Herbert Taylor is 27 years old here and wearing his Coldstream Guards uniform. Besides his military career, he was personal secretary to Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. In that role he would have been admitted into the Blue Velvet Room of Buckingham House. It is possible that he once sat upon Queen Charlotte’s blue sofa, also in this collection.

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Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: H: 31 1/2 x W: 26 1/2 in.

Place: England

Accession: 0109

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Portraits

Tags: Oil , Canvas , Men , Red , Military , Uniform

Purchased from Newhouse Galleries. COLLECTIONS: General Sir John Moore, London, England; Samson Fox, J.P., Harrogate, England; Lord Wavertree London, England.