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Douglas William Jerrold

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Douglas William Jerrold, by Sir Daniel Macnee, 1853 - NPG 292 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Douglas William Jerrold

by Sir Daniel Macnee
oil on canvas, 1853
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Given by William Hepworth Dixon, 1869
Primary Collection
NPG 292


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  • Sir Daniel Macnee (1806-1882), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The playwright and author Douglas Jerrold began his career as a child actor and then served in the navy as a midshipman (1813-15). He established his reputation as a playwright with his Black-eyed Susan of 1829. He also contributed to numerous periodicals, including the Athenaeum and Punch, published The Story of a Feather (1844) and other novels, and enjoyed great reputation as a wit. This portrait by Daniel Macnee depicts the urbane Jerrold in an informal pose with a view of London by night in the distance.

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