Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), Politician, diplomat and archaeologist
Sitter in 21 portraits
Layard was an archaeologist, politician, diplomat, art collector and Trustee of the National Gallery. He was also a great friend of the artist, Watts. Having carried out two excavations in 1845-6 and 1849-50, he wrote Nineveh and its Remains (1849) and Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon (1853), both published by John Murray.
Politics, Government and Diplomacy
Scholarship and Research
Ambassadors and diplomats