Sir Henry Irving

1 portrait on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Henry Irving, copy by (Edward) Onslow Ford, 1883-1884 - NPG 5689 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Henry Irving

copy by (Edward) Onslow Ford
bronze bust, 1883-1884
18 1/2 in. (470 mm overall)
Purchased, 1983
Primary Collection
NPG 5689


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  • (Edward) Onslow Ford (1852-1901), Sculptor. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.

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Ford's bust is a version of his life-size marble showing Irving in the role of Hamlet. The marble greatly enhanced Ford's reputation as a sculptor.

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