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Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist

Sitter associated with 78 portraits
Historian and essayist; from 1837 a recognised literary leader; eulogized heroes and strong governments, mistrusted technological progress and analysed brilliantly the sufferings of the common people; the 'Sage of Chelsea', whose corrosive criticism and uncertain temper became legendary.

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Thomas Carlyle

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Thomas Carlyle

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
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Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1860s
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Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
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Thomas Carlyle

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
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Thomas Carlyle

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x5649

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Thomas Carlyle

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
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Thomas Carlyle

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, September 1862
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Thomas Carlyle

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, September 1862
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Thomas Carlyle

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, September 1862
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Thomas Carlyle

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, September 1862
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x5643

Thomas Carlyle

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1862
NPG x5643

x82137

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
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Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
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Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1865
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Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, circa 1865
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Thomas Carlyle

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1870
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x5660

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, circa 1865
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x5656

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
NPG x5656

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Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, 1867
NPG x18037