1 of 81 portraits of Thomas Carlyle
by Edward Matthew Ward
pen and ink
4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (102 mm x 64 mm)
Given by Walter Bennett, 1936
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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist. Sitter associated with 81 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Edward Matthew Ward (1816-1879), History painter. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 90
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 103
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes (14 July 2014 - 30 March 2015)
Events of 1825back to top
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