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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.

See also: Room 24: wallcase

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

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Robert Home - NPG 1471

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Robert Home
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1471

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, after Richard Westall - NPG 1047

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

after Richard Westall
oil on canvas, (1813)
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1047

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 993

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1841 (1820)
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 993

The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), by Patrick Branwell Brontë - NPG 1725

The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë)

by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, circa 1834
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1725

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

George Henry Lewes, by Anne Gliddon - NPG 1373

George Henry Lewes

by Anne Gliddon
graphite and watercolour, 1840
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1373

Robert Southey, by John Graham Lough - NPG 841

Robert Southey

by John Graham Lough
marble bust, 1845
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 841

Harriet Martineau, by George Richmond - NPG 1796

Harriet Martineau

by George Richmond
chalk, 1849
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1796

Charlotte Brontë, by George Richmond - NPG 1452

Charlotte Brontë

by George Richmond
chalk, 1850
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1452

Elizabeth Gaskell, by George Richmond - NPG 1720

Elizabeth Gaskell

by George Richmond
chalk, 1851
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1720

George Smith, by John Collier - NPG 1620

George Smith

by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1901
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1620