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Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery

Early Victorian Arts
Room 24One of the innovative display techniques employed for the Victorian and 20th Century Galleries remodelled by Piers Gough in 1996, was the hanging of portraits at projected angles from the wall, creating a zig-zag pattern, allowing pairs of portraits to be seen together. In this room the companion portraits of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are brought together in this way. The room also includes the triple portrait of the Brontë sisters. The wallcase running the length of the room is devoted to smaller portraits and special displays, currently on Alfred Chalon at the Opera.

23 portraits on display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Emily Brontë, by Patrick Branwell Brontë - NPG 1724

Emily Brontë

by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, arched top, circa 1833
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1724

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer - NPG 3336

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
oil on millboard, 1833
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3336

John Baldwin Buckstone, by Daniel Maclise - NPG 2087

John Baldwin Buckstone

by Daniel Maclise
oil on canvas, circa 1836
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2087

Thomas Uwins, by John Partridge - NPG 4231

Thomas Uwins

by John Partridge
oil on millboard, 1836
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4231

William Powell Frith, by William Powell Frith - NPG 2139

William Powell Frith

by William Powell Frith
oil on canvas, 1838
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2139

Charles Dickens, by Daniel Maclise - NPG 1172

Charles Dickens

by Daniel Maclise
oil on canvas, 1839
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1172

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Frank Stone - NPG 4210

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Frank Stone
oil on canvas, circa 1839
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4210

Augustus Pugin, by Unknown artist - NPG 1404

Augustus Pugin

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1840
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1404

William Charles Macready, by William Behnes - NPG 1504

William Charles Macready

by William Behnes
marble bust, exhibited 1844
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1504

Jenny Lind, replica by Eduard Magnus - NPG 3801

Jenny Lind

replica by Eduard Magnus
oil on canvas, circa 1861 (1846)
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3801

Daniel Maclise, by Edward Matthew Ward - NPG 616

Daniel Maclise

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on panel, 1846
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 616

John George Landseer, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer - NPG 1843

John George Landseer

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
oil on canvas, circa 1848
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1843

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), replica by François D'Albert Durade - NPG 1405

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

replica by François D'Albert Durade
oil on canvas, (1849)
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1405

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

Wilkie Collins

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on panel, 1850
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 967

Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon, by Henry Wyndham Phillips - NPG 5584

Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon

by Henry Wyndham Phillips
oil on canvas, 1851
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5584

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay, by Edward Matthew Ward - NPG 4882

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on canvas, 1853
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4882

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, by Michele Gordigiani - NPG 1899

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
oil on canvas, 1858
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1899

Robert Browning, by Michele Gordigiani - NPG 1898

Robert Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
oil on canvas, 1858
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1898

Charles Kingsley, by Lowes Cato Dickinson - NPG 2525

Charles Kingsley

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1862
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2525