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Charles Lamb

2 of 11 portraits of Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb, by William Hazlitt, 1804 - NPG 507 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Lamb

by William Hazlitt
oil on canvas, 1804
30 in. x 24 1/2 in. (762 mm x 622 mm)
Purchased, 1878
Primary Collection
NPG 507


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  • Charles Lamb (1775-1834), Essayist and poet. Sitter in 11 portraits.

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  • William Hazlitt (1778-1830), Essayist, journalist and critic. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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This affectionate portrait shows Lamb dressed as Velázquez's Philip IV. It was one of the last portraits Hazlitt painted before dedicating himself to writing.

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