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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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2894

Thomas Carlyle

by Edward Matthew Ward
pen and ink
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2894

P171(6)

Thomas Carlyle

by Robert Scott Tait
salt print, 1851
NPG P171(6)

P171(7)

Thomas Carlyle

by Robert Scott Tait
salt print, 1851
NPG P171(7)

1241

Thomas Carlyle

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1855
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1241

2520

Thomas Carlyle

by Charles Bell Birch
pen and ink, 1859
NPG 2520

P122

Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1867
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P122

P123

Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, printed in reverse, 1867
NPG P123

1002

Thomas Carlyle

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1868
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1002

2794

Thomas Carlyle

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink, 1874
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2794

658

Thomas Carlyle

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta cast of bust, circa 1875
NPG 658

1623

Thomas Carlyle

by Domenico Brucciani, after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of hands, 1875
NPG 1623

968

Thomas Carlyle

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1877
On display at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 968

3558

Thomas Carlyle

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3558

1361

Thomas Carlyle

by Sir Alfred Gilbert
plaster cast of death-mask, 1881
NPG 1361

x139794

Thomas Carlyle

by Robert Scott Tait
albumen print, 1851
NPG x139794

x34156

Thomas Carlyle

by Robert Scott Tait
carbon print, 31 July 1854
NPG x34156

x5641

Thomas Carlyle

by Robert Scott Tait
salt print on cream card mount, 1855
NPG x5641

x1344

Thomas Carlyle

possibly by Charles Thurston Thompson
albumen print, circa 1859
NPG x1344

Ax17815

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17815

Ax18216

Thomas Carlyle

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18216