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Thomas Carlyle

(1795-1881), Historian and essayist

Sitter associated with 81 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 - NPG x197261

Thomas Carlyle

by Fay, after Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s (circa 1865)
NPG x197261

Thomas Carlyle, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18037

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18069

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 - NPG Ax29133

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 - NPG x45941

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 - NPG x27576

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle, by John Patrick - NPG x3697

Thomas Carlyle

by John Patrick
albumen cabinet card, 1874?
NPG x3697

Thomas Carlyle, by (Octavius) Charles Watkins - NPG Ax7643

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
NPG Ax7643

Thomas Carlyle, by (Octavius) Charles Watkins - NPG x5652

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
NPG x5652

Thomas Carlyle, by (Octavius) Charles Watkins - NPG Ax5087

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
NPG Ax5087

Thomas Carlyle, by Charles B. Praetorius - NPG Ax5568

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle, by Friedrich Bruckmann - NPG x46497

Thomas Carlyle

by Friedrich Bruckmann
woodburytype, 1876
NPG x46497

Authors and Novelists, published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132899

Authors and Novelists

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

Thomas Carlyle, by Elliott & Fry, published by  Bickers & Son - NPG Ax27810

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 - NPG D2019

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 Laurence - NPG D15737

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45950

Thomas Carlyle

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, (May 1839)
NPG D45950

Thomas Carlyle, by Richard James Lane, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D2020

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 - NPG D32681

Thomas Carlyle

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published 1870
NPG D32681

Thomas Carlyle ('Men of the Day no. 12.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43454

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

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

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