Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Artists and art world figures
Travellers and Explorers
Philanthropists and Social Reformers
With assistance from: The Getty Foundation, Alliance Boots, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, The Finnis Scott Foundation and an anonymous donor.
- Performing Arts
- Other areas of national life (subject to obtaining funding, see Foreword)
The catalogue can be searched either by sitter name or by scrolling down an A – Z listing to view entries that are currently available. You can alternatively search by keyword and choose to restrict your search to a specific area of the database entry for each sitter or portrait. Each entry consists of detailed accounts of portraits in the Gallery’s collection, a comprehensive listing of other known portraits of the sitter, a biography and full set of bibliographical references.
At present we are currently trialing a selection of approximately 75 entries of artists and art world figures. The remainder of this tranche will appear in the New Year. Entries that can now be viewed includes those for Aubrey Beardsley, Julia Margaret Cameron, William Powell Frith and Frederic Leighton.
If you are having trouble locating a sitter, try searching just by the surname.
Alternatively you can review precisely who is featured on the View A-Z of all sitters in Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue link
If you are searching for a keyword, try avoiding abbreviations, such as R.A. in favour of the full name of Royal Academy.
For further options select the Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue in the collections advanced search