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James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), Writer and traveller

Sitter in 4 portraits
Author and traveller; after a seafaring career he established a newspaper at Calcutta which was eventually suppressed for its criticism of the government, but Buckingham was later granted compensation by the East India Company; he established several other newspapers and journals and from 1832-7 was an MP, but much of his life was spent travelling and lecturing and writing about his journeys.

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James Silk Buckingham

by Edwin Dalton Smith
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1837
NPG 5003


James Silk Buckingham

attributed to Clara S. Lane
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1850
NPG 2368


James Silk Buckingham

by William Thomas Fry, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D32305


James Silk Buckingham

by George Thomas Doo, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, 1855
NPG D32304


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