Sir Henry Irving

1 portrait of Sir Henry Irving

Sir Henry Irving, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.'),  - NPG 3538 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Henry Irving

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
silhouette
13 in. x 8 1/2 in. (330 mm x 216 mm)
Given by the artist's son, Norman Carruthers Gould, 1946
Primary Collection
NPG 3538


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Irving is shown in the mid-1890s taking a stroll with his faithful dog Fussy. He is presented in the mould of the respectable late Victorian gentleman with top hat and cane. The dog indicates a touch of gentle humour, carried through with the slightly exaggerated profile.

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