Richard St John Tyrwhitt

1 portrait of Richard St John Tyrwhitt

Richard St John Tyrwhitt, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Spring 1857 - NPG P7(17) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard St John Tyrwhitt

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, Spring 1857
5 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (146 mm x 121 mm)
Purchased with help from Kodak Ltd, 1973
Primary Collection
NPG P7(17)


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He brought his etchings for Dodgson to photograph, and often posed himself - once in Highland dress. On 22 October 1856 Dodgson 'Took Tyrwhitt's photograph, unsuccessfully, in the afternoon'; he made this portrait the following spring. Dodgson admired Tyrwhitt's verse (such as A Book of Ballads (1863), written with Thomas Lawrence) as much as Tyrwhitt appears to have admired Dodgson's photography.

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