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102 Portraits in set: Drawings of prominent people by William Brockedon, 1823-49

104 drawings of sitters with scientific and geographical interests who were mostly well known by the artist. All of the drawings were realised specifically for two leather-bound volumes, and Brockedon intended these volumes to be a record of his famous contemporaries. Mounted opposite nearly all of the drawings is a letter from the sitter, although in most cases these do not specifically relate to the drawings or their execution.

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2515(21)

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by William Brockedon
pencil, 1820-1830
NPG 2515(21)

2515(1)

Giovanni Battista Belzoni

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823
NPG 2515(1)

2515(102)

Albert James Bernays

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(102)

2515(2)

Antonio Canova

by William Brockedon, probably after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(2)

2515(61)

Countess Teresa Guiccioli

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(61)

2515(101)

Theodore Edward Hook

by William Brockedon
black chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(101)

2515(38)

Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, Baron Humboldt

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(38)

2515(103)

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(103)

2515(53)

John Buonarotti Papworth

by William Brockedon
pencil, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(53)

2515(3)

Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1824
NPG 2515(3)

2515(6)

Washington Irving

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1824
NPG 2515(6)

2515(15)

George Parker Bidder

by William Brockedon
black chalk and wash, circa 1825
NPG 2515(15)

2515(5)

James Northcote

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(5)

2515(7)

Jacob Perkins

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(7)

2515(4)

Molesworth Phillips

by William Brockedon
chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(4)

2515(51)

Alaric Alexander Watts

by William Brockedon
chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(51)

2515(8)

William Wyon

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(8)

2515(52)

Foulis

by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1825
NPG 2515(52)

2515(9)

Arthur Aikin

by William Brockedon
pencil and black chalk, 1826
NPG 2515(9)