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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 Fay, after Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s (circa 1865)
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Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, 1867
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Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen carte-de-visite on gold-edged mount, 1867
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Thomas Carlyle; grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, 24 April 1872
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Thomas Carlyle

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, after 1873
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Thomas Carlyle

by John Patrick
albumen cabinet card, 1874?
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Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
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Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
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Ax5087

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype, 1875
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Ax5568

Thomas Carlyle

by Charles B. Praetorius
carbon cabinet card, circa 1876
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Thomas Carlyle

by Friedrich Bruckmann
woodburytype, 1876
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Authors and Novelists

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
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Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry, published by Bickers & Son
woodburytype on album page mount, published 1886
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D2019

Thomas Carlyle

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

D15737

Thomas Carlyle

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

D2020

Thomas Carlyle

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 1839
NPG D2020

D32681

Thomas Carlyle

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published 1870
NPG D32681

D2021

Thomas Carlyle

by Unknown engraver
aquatint, 1875
NPG D2021

D32680

Thomas Carlyle

published by The Graphic, after Helen Allingham
wood engraving, published 15 July 1876
NPG D32680

D32682

Thomas Carlyle

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
mezzotint, 1881
NPG D32682