Search the Collections

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.

List Thumbnail

1207a

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

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

1255

Sir Harry Smith, Bt

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

1199

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust
NPG 1199

1202

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

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

2155a

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

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

1201

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde

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

1204

Sir Henry Havelock, Bt

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

1205

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

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

1207

John Bird Sumner

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

1206

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

1200

Sir James Brooke

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

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

D7205

John Edward Gray; Maria Emma Gray

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1863
NPG D7205

D2914

William Dyce

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1867
NPG D2914

D2915

William Etty

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1872
NPG D2915

D2924

William Mulready

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1877
NPG D2924

D2927

Sir George Gilbert Scott Sr

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1884
NPG D2927

1203

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, circa 1869
NPG 1203

Place

Italy