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Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist

Sitter associated with 80 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 Fay, after Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s (circa 1865)
NPG x197261


Thomas Carlyle

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


Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen carte-de-visite on gold-edged mount, 1867
NPG x18069


Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1867)
NPG Ax29133


Thomas Carlyle; grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, 24 April 1872
NPG x45941


Thomas Carlyle

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, after 1873
NPG x27576


Thomas Carlyle

by John Patrick
albumen cabinet card, 1874?
NPG x3697


Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
NPG Ax7643


Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
NPG x5652


Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
NPG Ax5087


Thomas Carlyle

by Charles B. Praetorius
carbon cabinet card, circa 1876
NPG Ax5568


Thomas Carlyle

by Friedrich Bruckmann
woodburytype, 1876
NPG x46497


Authors and Novelists

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132899


Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry, published by Bickers & Son
woodburytype on album page mount, published 1886
NPG Ax27810


Thomas Carlyle

published by James Fraser, after Daniel Maclise
lithograph, published 1833
NPG D2019


Thomas Carlyle

by James Charles Armytage, published by Smith, Elder & Co, after Samuel Lawrence
stipple engraving, (circa 1838)
NPG D15737


Thomas Carlyle

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 18 June 1839 (May 1839)
NPG D2020


Thomas Carlyle

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published 1870
NPG D32681


Thomas Carlyle ('Men of the Day no. 12.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 October 1870
NPG D43454


Thomas Carlyle

by Unknown engraver
aquatint, 1875
NPG D2021

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