'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'
11 of 140 portraits of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'
by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
18 3/4 in. x 33 7/8 in. (476 mm x 860 mm)
Given by John Partridge, 1872
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Artistback to top
- John Partridge (1789-1872), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 42 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 46 portraits.
- Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861), Prince Consort of Queen Victoria. Sitter in 175 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1773-1848), Financier. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860), Architect. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Charles John Canning, Earl Canning (1812-1862), Governor-General and first viceroy of India. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (1802-1864), Viceroy of Ireland. Sitter in 75 portraits.
- Nicholas William Ridley-Colborne, 1st Baron Colborne (1779-1854), Statesman and financier. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), Painter; President of the Royal Academy and Director of the National Gallery. Sitter associated with 14 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley (1794-1888), Speaker of the House of Commons. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Bt (1792-1861), Statesman; First Lord of the Admiralty. Sitter associated with 52 portraits.
- Henry Hallam (1777-1859), Historian. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Robert Harry Inglis, 2nd Bt (1786-1855), Tory politician. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
- Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780-1863), Politician. Sitter associated with 73 portraits.
- John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay (1800-1859), Historian, poet and statesman. Sitter in 26 portraits.
- William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), Prime Minister. Sitter in 140 portraits.
- Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (1811-1864), Politician. Sitter in 15 portraits.
- Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 136 portraits.
- Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 174 portraits.
- Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), Poet, banker and connoisseur. Sitter in 23 portraits.
- John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer. Sitter associated with 222 portraits.
- Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope (1805-1875), Historian; founding member and first chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland (1786-1861), President of the British Institution. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.
- Peter Robert Drummond-Willoughby, 19th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1782-1865), Politician. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Wyse (1791-1862), Diplomat and politician. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Appointed by the government in 1841 to consider the decoration of the new Houses of Parliament, the Commission organised competitions, and subsequently ordered frescoes, statues and other works of art from a wide range of artists. This is a study for Partridge's large picture of the Fine Arts Commissioners.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 547
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 704
Exhibitions and displays
- Victorian Masquerade
Until 2 June
- Characters and Caricatures: Photographs by Herbert Watkins
From 3 June
See this portrait
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery