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(Myles) Birket Foster

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(Myles) Birket Foster, by (William) Walker Hodgson, 1891 -NPG 4041(1) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

(Myles) Birket Foster

by (William) Walker Hodgson
Pencil and grey wash on paper, 1891
12 7/8 in. x 9 in. (327 mm x 229 mm)
NPG 4041(1)


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Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated in grey wash lower right: ‘WH.27.11.91’;
inscr. in ink lower edge of sheet: ‘Birket Foster’.

This portraitback to top

This drawing is part of a large sequence of portraits by (William) Walker Hodgson, depicting figures associated with the arts.

In late 1891, the sitter was aged 66, and appears to have virtually retired.

See NPG collection 4041(1–5)

Magdalene Keaney

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length, almost profile to left.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, 1986.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from Appleby Bros, London, 1957.

Reproductionsback to top

Christie’s, 19 February 2003, fig.1.

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