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Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), Politician, diplomat and archaeologist

Sitter in 23 portraits
Layard was an archaeologist, politician, diplomat, art collector and Trustee of the National Gallery. He was also a great friend of the artist, George Frederic 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. Taking up a parliamentary career in 1852, Layard won the seat of Aylesbury as a Liberal.

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Sir Austen Henry Layard

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(103)

3787

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1852
NPG 3787

1006

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by George Frederic Watts
black chalk, circa 1852
NPG 1006

1797

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Ludwig Johann Passini
watercolour, 1891
NPG 1797

Ax16424

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s (circa 1858)
NPG Ax16424

Ax16425

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16425

x17119

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x17119

Ax18240

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax18240

x17118

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x17118

Ax17765

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Fratelli Vianelli (Giuseppe & Luigi Vianelli)
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG Ax17765

x76402

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by John & Charles Watkins, or by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x76402

x38983

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x38983

Ax46275

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by John Watkins, or by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG Ax46275

x133384

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1877 or before
NPG x133384

x197924

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, circa 1877
NPG x197924

D37226

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Henry Wyndham Phillips
mezzotint, published 1850
NPG D37226

D37225

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Henry Wyndham Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1851
NPG D37225

D4043

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after Henry Wyndham Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1851
NPG D4043

D43394

Sir Austen Henry Layard ('Statesmen, No. 30.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 August 1869
NPG D43394

Ax7282

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published October 1858
NPG Ax7282

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