Thomas Carlyle(1795-1881), Historian and essayist
Sitter associated with 80 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.
Exhibitions and displays
- Simon Schama’s Face of Britain
Until 4 January 2016