Victorian and Edwardian portraits



A selection of portraits from 1837 to 1901, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Bodelwyddan Castle, our regional partner in North Wales. Portraits below are listed in chronological order.


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Queen Victoria
replica by Sir George Hayter
1863 (1838)
NPG 1250

Michael Faraday
by Thomas Phillips
1841-1842
NPG 269

William Wordsworth
by Benjamin Robert Haydon
1842
NPG 1857

Jenny Lind
replica by Eduard Magnus
circa 1861 (1846)
NPG 3801

Wilkie Collins
by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
1850
NPG 967

Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
circa 1856-1860
NPG P237

Lewis Carroll
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
circa 1857
NPG P7(26)

Charles Dickens
by (George) Herbert Watkins
29 April 1858
NPG P301(20)

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
replica by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
1867 (1859)
NPG 237

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857
by Thomas Jones Barker
1859
NPG 5851

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
7 October 1863
NPG P29

Ellen Terry ('Choosing')
by George Frederic Watts
1864
NPG 5048

William Ewart Gladstone
by Carlo Pellegrini
published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1869
NPG 1978

Abdul Aziz
by James Jacques Tissot
published in Vanity Fair 30 October 1869
NPG 4707(1)

Frederick Burnaby
by James Jacques Tissot
1870
NPG 2642

Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe)
by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
1879
NPG 6612

Charles Darwin
copy by John Collier
1883 (1881)
NPG 1024

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield
by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
1881
NPG 3241

Oscar Wilde
by Napoleon Sarony
1882
NPG P24

Oscar Wilde
by Napoleon Sarony
1882
NPG P25

Oscar Wilde
by Carlo Pellegrini
published in Vanity Fair 24 May 1884
NPG 3653

Dinner at Haddo House, 1884
by Alfred Edward Emslie
1884
NPG 3845

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
by Unknown photographer
Summer 1885
NPG P356

Lillie Langtry
by Henry Van der Weyde
April 1885
NPG P863

Robert Louis Stevenson
by Sir William Blake Richmond
1887
NPG 1028

The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886
by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
published in Vanity Fair Christmas Supplement 1886
NPG 5256

Emilia Francis (née Strong), Lady Dilke
by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
1887
NPG 5288

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, and Frederick Goodall
1890
NPG 1782

Thomas Hardy
by William Strang
1893
NPG 2929

Aubrey Beardsley
by Frederick Henry Evans
circa 1894
NPG P114

Sheikh Chidda; Queen Victoria
by Hills & Saunders
17 July 1893
NPG P51

George Frederic Watts
by Louis Reid Deuchars, after a photograph by George Andrews
1899
NPG 5223

Queen Victoria
by Bertha Müller, after Heinrich von Angeli
1900 (1899)
NPG 1252

Rudyard Kipling
by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt
1899
NPG 1863

Robert Baden-Powell
by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
1903
NPG 5991

Sir Frank (Athelstane) Swettenham
by John Singer Sargent
1904
NPG 4837

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith
by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 14 July 1904
NPG 4945

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Henry James
by John Singer Sargent
1913
NPG 1767

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