Richard Porson

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Richard Porson, by Elkington & Co, after a bust by  Giovanni Domenico Giannelli, 1883 (1808) - NPG 673a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Porson

by Elkington & Co, after a bust by Giovanni Domenico Giannelli
electrotype of bust, 1883 (1808)
15 in. (381 mm) high
Purchased, 1883
Primary Collection
NPG 673a


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This electrotype from a plaster bust given to the National Portrait Gallery in 1883 was produced with the intention of having a more durable display item than a bust in plaster. It was reduced to this head-and-neck form from the larger bust at the wish of the Gallery's trustees who thought the bust “would be improved by being electrotyped with the omission of the drapery which was inartistic and would require a ponderous bulk of metal.”

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  • NPG 673: Richard Porson (plaster cast)

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