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Room 21
Introduction: Queen Victoria
Room 21This large room on the first floor, remodelled by Piers Gough of CZWG in 1996, introduces a sequence of rooms stretching through the whole of the Victorian reign. Full-length portraits of Victoria and Albert flank a sculpture of the couple in Anglo-Saxon dress, lent by H.M. The Queen. Elsewhere is a painting of a Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition at the Royal Academy and a painting of The Landing of HRH The Princess Alexandra at Gravesend. A sculpture wall in three tiers of plinths display 15 plaster and terracotta busts, including portraits of Tennyson and Darwin.

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27 portraits on display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery

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1250

Queen Victoria

replica by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1863 (1838)
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1250

1716

Queen Victoria

replica by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1841 (1839)
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1716

941

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, 1844
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 941

343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

1198

Sir Charles James Napier

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1853
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1198

1300

George Cruikshank

by William Behnes
plaster cast of bust, circa 1855
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1300

2554

Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn

reduced version by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
oil on canvas, (1857)
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2554

237

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

replica by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
oil on canvas, 1867 (1859)
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 237

5851

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, 1859
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5851

973

Sir Charles Thomas Newton

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1863
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 973

1668

John Newman

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1866
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1668

865

Sir Henry Cole

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1875
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 865

862

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1875
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 862

1330

Thomas Henry Huxley

by (Edward) Onslow Ford
plaster cast of bust, circa 1880s
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1330

863

Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1880s
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 863

868

John Bright

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1881
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 868

761

Charles Darwin

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta bust, 1883
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 761

787

Henry Smith

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta bust, 1883
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 787

859

Archibald Campbell Tait

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1883
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 859

1360

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta bust, circa 1890
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1360

1742

William Henry Smith

by Frederick Winter
plaster cast of bust, 1891
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1742

1087

Charles Stewart Parnell

by Mary Grant
plaster cast of bust, 1892
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1087

1178

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Francis John Williamson
plaster cast of bust, 1893
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1178

D9968

Queen Victoria ('The Coronation of Queen Victoria, 28 June 1838')

by Henry Thomas Ryall, and by Henry Bryan Hall, after Sir George Hayter
mixed-method engraving, published 1842
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D9968

D10670

The Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851. Plate 3. The British Nave.

by Joseph Nash
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1851
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D10670

L179

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria

after a marble by William Theed the Younger
plaster cast of statue, 1868 (1863-1867)
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L179