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Edwin Longsden Long (1829-1891), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Edwin Longsden Long was taught by John Phillip and began his career painting portraits and Spanish subjects, such as Dialogus Diversus. However, he became successful and rich with very large historical and biblical subjects such as the Babylonian Marriage Market, which changed hands in his lifetime for immense sums. His success enabled him to commission two houses, both in Hampstead, from Richard Norman Shaw. Long was elected ARA in 1876 and RA in 1881.

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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

replica by Edwin Longsden Long
oil on canvas, 1889 (circa 1882)
NPG 820


Lord Randolph Churchill

by Edwin Longsden Long
oil on canvas, exhibited 1888
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5113


Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

by James Henry Lynch, printed by Day & Son, published by Henry Squire & Co, after Edwin Longsden Long
lithograph, published 3 June 1850
NPG D7690


Sir Henry Irving

printed by Goupil & Co, after Edwin Longsden Long
photogravure, (1880)
NPG D36454