20 of 23 portraits of Henry Fawcett
by Joseph Brown, after Unknown photographer
stipple engraving, 1855
7 7/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (200 mm x 130 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), Politician, political economist and academic. Sitter in 23 portraits.
Artistsback to top
This portraitback to top
His friend and biographer Leslie Stephens suggested this portrait showed Fawcett straining his eyes given his sensitivity to light. Fawcett's career at the Bar was halted in 1858 after he was blinded by his father in a shooting accident.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment in the Nineteenth Century (From 18 November 2013)