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George Gammon Adams

(1821-1898)

Artist associated with 22 portraits
The portrait sculptor and medallist George Gammon Adams studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1840, and spent a further year studying in Rome under John Gibson six years later. He came to prominence through success in various competitions, and after exhibiting works at the Great Exhibition (and designing prize medals for it) in 1852 was chosen to model the death mask of Wellington, afterwards making a marble bust of this. Subsequently, he was commissioned to produce several public monuments, and also modelled a series of busts, mostly in the 1850s and 1860s.

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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1207a

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of medallion, 1845
NPG 1207a

Sir Harry Smith, Bt, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1255

Sir Harry Smith, Bt

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, circa 1849
NPG 1255

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1199

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust
NPG 1199

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1202

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1850
NPG 1202

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 2155a

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of death-mask, 1852
NPG 2155a

Sir Charles James Napier, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1198

Sir Charles James Napier

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1853
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1198

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1201

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1855
NPG 1201

Sir Henry Havelock, Bt, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1204

Sir Henry Havelock, Bt

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1858
NPG 1204

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1205

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1863
NPG 1205

John Bird Sumner, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1207

John Bird Sumner

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1863
NPG 1207

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1206

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, circa 1867
NPG 1206

Sir James Brooke, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1200

Sir James Brooke

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1868
NPG 1200

Sir Charles James Napier, by William Henry Egleton, published by  John Murray, after  George Gammon Adams - NPG D38463

Sir Charles James Napier

by William Henry Egleton, published by John Murray, after George Gammon Adams
stipple engraving, 1857
NPG D38463

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier, by William Henry Egleton, published by  John Murray, after  George Gammon Adams - NPG D38468

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier

by William Henry Egleton, published by John Murray, after George Gammon Adams
stipple engraving, published 1857
NPG D38468

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse), by George Gammon Adams, after  Edward Hodges Baily, and after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D2921

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse)

by George Gammon Adams, after Edward Hodges Baily, and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
bronze medal, 1860
NPG D2921

John Edward Gray; Maria Emma Gray, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D7205

John Edward Gray; Maria Emma Gray

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1863
NPG D7205

William Dyce, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2914

William Dyce

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1867
NPG D2914

William Etty, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2915

William Etty

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1872
NPG D2915

William Mulready, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2924

William Mulready

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1877
NPG D2924

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