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Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist

Sitter associated with 79 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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D40232

Umbrae Quaedam

by William Brassey Hole
etching, published 1884
NPG D40232

D32683

Thomas Carlyle

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after James Abbott McNeill Whistler
chromolithograph, published 1911
NPG D32683

Ax27876

Thomas Carlyle

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print
NPG Ax27876

x5662

Thomas Carlyle

by Robert Scott Tait
albumen print, 29 July 1857
NPG x5662

x3694

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x3694

x4955

Thomas Carlyle

by Byrne & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x4955

x5654

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x5654

x5655

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x5655

x5657

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x5657

Ax7336

Thomas Carlyle

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, September 1862
NPG Ax7336

x5642

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
woodburytype
NPG x5642

x9047

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print
NPG x9047

Ax29133

Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
photogravure, 1867
NPG Ax29133

x3696

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype
NPG x3696

x5650

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype
NPG x5650

x5651

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype
NPG x5651

x5653

Thomas Carlyle

by (Octavius) Charles Watkins
woodburytype
NPG x5653

x5658

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x5658

D43455

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

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 October 1870
NPG D43455