Carlo Pellegrini

1 portrait

Carlo Pellegrini, by Harry Furniss, circa 1919 (possibly 1925?) -NPG 3501 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Carlo Pellegrini

by Harry Furniss
Pen and ink on Bristol board, circa 1919 (possibly 1925?)
8 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (210 mm x 122 mm)
NPG 3501


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Inscriptionback to top

Inscr. in ink below: ‘Carlo Pellegrini.’.
Some faint printer’s notes in pencil top and bottom.

This portraitback to top

This half-length drawing could be of a date with the whole-length NPG 3500 of circa 1919, but it might have been drawn for Furniss’s later publication, The Two Pins Club (1925), using the earlier caricature as a basis. [1] The figures are close, but NPG 3501 is more freely drawn (apparently with no underdrawing or pentimenti), and the head more extremely absurd. The two drawings are also on different pieces of Bristol card.

See NPG collection 3337–3535, 3554–3620

Carol Blackett-Ord

Footnotesback to top

1) Repr. Furniss 1925, p.90.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length, slightly to right, wearing top hat, with pen and paper, and cigarette in left hand.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, 1980.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; his sons, from whom purchased (through Theodore Cluse), April 1947

Reproductionsback to top

Furniss 1925, p.90.

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