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Sir Frederic William Burton

(1816-1900), Watercolour painter and Director of the National Gallery

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 11 portraits
Sir Frederick William Burton was an Irish painter and museum director. He was taught painting by the Brocas brothers in Dublin and, like them, he specialised in watercolours. He soon established himself as a portrait painter, and he had many notable sitters in Dublin. Burton was elected Royal Hibernian Academician in 1839 at the age of twenty-three. In 1851 he settled in Munich, from where he made sketching trips and visits to German art galleries. He subsequently settled in London, where he continued to devote himself to the study of art history and to portrait painting.

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Sir Frederic William Burton, by Cundall, Downes & Co, or by  John Watkins - NPG Ax131854

Sir Frederic William Burton

by Cundall, Downes & Co, or by John Watkins
albumen print on card mount, published 1864 (circa 1863)
NPG Ax131854

Sir Frederic William Burton, by John Watkins, or by  Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG Ax14983

Sir Frederic William Burton

by John Watkins, or by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax14983

Sir Frederic William Burton, by Cundall, Downes & Co, or by  John Watkins - NPG Ax5077

Sir Frederic William Burton

by Cundall, Downes & Co, or by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax5077

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Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236

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