Portraits in disguise - NPG P90
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Barlow (1824-89) was a mezzotint engraver specialised in reproducing engravings of other artists' work, and a member of the St John's Wood Clique. He studied in Manchester, establishing himself in London in 1847. This photograph was taken as part of the same series as that of Millais, after whose work Barlow engraved plates. This image of Barlow consciously invites comparison with self-portraits of the young Rembrandt (1630 and 1633), and Wynfield organises the lighting, the pose and particularly the velvet cap, to reinforce this point.>
Sir William White
by John Johnstone, 1863
NPG X8355 (Detail)
The open black frockcoat reveals a single breasted waistcoat with lapels worn over pale wool trousers cut in the style of the period. A stiffly starched shirt with high collar supports a black cravat.