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George John Whyte-Melville (1821-1878), Novelist and poet

Sitter in 3 portraits
Novelist and poet; after an army career, including service in the Crimean War, he led the life of a country gentleman whose chief enthusiasms were writing and field sports. He published over twenty novels, drawing in particular on his military and sporting experiences; an acknowledged arbiter of hunting practice and attire, he died when his horse fell while fox hunting.

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George John Whyte-Melville

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
marble bust, 1879
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3836

x27378

George John Whyte-Melville

by Thomas Rodger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x27378

Ax7524

George John Whyte-Melville

by Thomas Rodger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7524