Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Algernon Charles Swinburne, by George Frederic Watts, 1867 - NPG 1542 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Algernon Charles Swinburne

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1867
25 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. (648 mm x 521 mm)
Given by wish of George Frederic Watts, 1909
Primary Collection
NPG 1542


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  • George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 43 portraits.

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Swinburne told his friend George Powell on 22 May, 1867, that he was 'in the honourable agonies of portrait sitting - to Watts . . . he won't let me crop my hair, whose curls the British public (unlike Titian's) reviles aloud in the streets'.

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