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Sir James Yorke Scarlett

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir James Yorke Scarlett

by Matthew Noble
circa 1873
29 1/2 in. (749 mm) high
NPG 807


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Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the back of the shoulders: GENL SIR JAMS YORKE SCARLETT K.C.B. K.G.

This portraitback to top

Accepted with a bust of the Duchess of Sutherland (NPG 808), both busts described as original plaster models by the donor (letter of 19 July 1888, NPG archives). A marble version of the NPG type is in the collection of Mrs M. Kershaw, and another dated 1873 is in the Townley Hall Art Gallery, Burnley; one of the two presumably that exhibited RA, 1875 (1394).

Provenanceback to top

The artist, presented by his widow, 1888.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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