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Robert Browning (1812-1889), Poet; husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sitter in 51 portraits
Poet; published poems and plays from 1832; married Elizabeth Barrett, 1846; lived mostly in Italy until her death, 1861; published The Ring and the Book, 1868-9, Balaustion's Adventure, 1871, and Dramatic Idylls, 1879-80; one of the great poets of the nineteenth-century, pre-eminent for his intellectuality, and for his use of dramatic psychological monologues.

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3165

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning

by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
bronze cast of clasped hands, 1853
NPG 3165

1898

Robert Browning

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

1269

Robert Browning

by Field Talfourd
chalk, 1859
NPG 1269

P1093

Robert Browning

by Alessandri
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1860
NPG P1093

1001

Robert Browning

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1866
On display at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1001

839

Robert Browning

by (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
oil on canvas, 1884
NPG 839

P147

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1889
NPG P147

x4823

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4823

x4824

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4824

Ax17799

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17799

Ax39903

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39903

Ax21893

Robert Browning

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21893

Ax7521

Robert Browning

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax7521

x197080

Robert Browning

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1865
NPG x197080

x197493

Robert Browning

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1865
NPG x197493

Ax5076

Robert Browning

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1865
NPG Ax5076

x74634

Robert Browning

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x74634

x4821

Robert Browning

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x4821

x18064

Robert Browning

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x18064

Ax29134

Robert Browning

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1865)
NPG Ax29134

x193639

Robert Browning

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1880s
NPG x193639

x197079

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880-1884
NPG x197079

x4818

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1880-1884
NPG x4818

x4822

Robert Browning

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880
NPG x4822

Ax18223

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880-1884
NPG Ax18223

x9067

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, 1880-1884
NPG x9067

x4825

Robert Browning

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG x4825

Ax17637

Robert Browning

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax17637

x129582

Robert Browning

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x129582

x76510

Robert Browning

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1885
NPG x76510

Ax29926

Robert Browning

by Alexander Bassano
photogravure reproduction of a photograph, circa 1885
NPG Ax29926

Ax5418

Robert Browning

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5418

x5176

Robert Browning

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
sepia carbon print on blue card mount, published 1888
NPG x5176

x4820

Robert Browning

by William Henry Grove
platinum print, 1889
NPG x4820

x4819

Robert Browning

by William Henry Grove
platinum print, 1889
NPG x4819

x4827

Robert Browning

by William Henry Grove, published by Annan and Swan
photogravure mounted on white paper, 1889
NPG x4827

x19812

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1889
NPG x19812

x4826

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
photogravure, 1889
NPG x4826

x12535

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
photogravure, 1889
NPG x12535

x1501

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print on cream card mount, August 1889
NPG x1501

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