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Room 19
Art, Invention & Thought: Making the Modern World

Room 19This room includes a focus on those individuals who helped confirm Britain's status as a superpower and the world's richest nation, with portraits of the civil engineer Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and George Stephenson, inventor of the railway engine. Framing the entrance is a full length portrait of the actor Kean. The three siblings of the famous Kemble acting family - John Philip, Charles and Sarah (Siddons) are hung together on one wall

Room introduction

See also: Room 19: miniature case

24 portraits on display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery

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49

John Philip Kemble

by Gilbert Stuart
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1785
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 49

349

Benjamin West

by Gilbert Stuart
oil on canvas, 1785
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 349

6091

The Fourdrinier Family

attributed to John Downman
oil on copper, circa 1786
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6091

50

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble)

by Gilbert Stuart
oil on canvas, 1787
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 50

1093

Sir Martin Archer Shee

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1794
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1093

30

Joseph Nollekens

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

6342

Rudolph Ackermann

attributed to François Nicholas Mouchet
oil on canvas, 1810-1814
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6342

6869

John Philip Kemble

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1812
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6869

4887

Richard Payne Knight

by John Bacon the Younger
marble and bronze bust, 1814
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4887

84

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

by George Francis Joseph
oil on canvas, 1817
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 84

6964

Mary English (née Ballard, later Greenup)

by William Armfield Hobday
oil on canvas, 1818
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6964

6088

Edmund Kean

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1819
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6088

L241

David Ricardo

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1821
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L241

702

Catherine Capell-Coningsby (née Stephens), Countess of Essex

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1822
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 702

792

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, 1826-1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 792

L251

Ira Frederick Aldridge

after James Northcote
oil on canvas, circa 1826
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L251

5505

Sir Frederick William Trench

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1827
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5505

701

Sir John Soane

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, 1828
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 701

795

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, circa 1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 795

3686

John Loudon McAdam

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3686

5687

Charles Kemble

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1830s
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5687

89

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

by Samuel Drummond
oil on canvas, circa 1835
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 89

6365

Philip Rundell

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1838
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6365

410

George Stephenson

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1845
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 410