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Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery

Early Victorian Arts

One of the innovative display techniques employed for the Victorian and 20th Century Galleries remodelled by Piers Gough in 1996, was the hanging of portraits at projected angles from the wall, creating a zig-zag pattern, allowing pairs of portraits to be seen together. In this room the companion portraits of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are brought together in this way. The room also includes the triple portrait of the Brontë sisters.

See also: The Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery

20 portraits on display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Emily Brontë, by Patrick Branwell Brontë - NPG 1724

Emily Brontë

by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, arched top, circa 1833
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1724

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, by Edwin Landseer - NPG 3336

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

by Edwin Landseer
oil on millboard, 1833
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3336

The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), by Patrick Branwell Brontë - NPG 1725

The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë)

by Patrick Branwell Brontë
oil on canvas, circa 1834
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1725

John Baldwin Buckstone, by Daniel Maclise - NPG 2087

John Baldwin Buckstone

by Daniel Maclise
oil on canvas, circa 1836
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2087

William Powell Frith, by William Powell Frith - NPG 2139

William Powell Frith

by William Powell Frith
oil on canvas, 1838
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2139

Charles Dickens, by Daniel Maclise - NPG 1172

Charles Dickens

by Daniel Maclise
oil on canvas, 1839
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1172

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Frank Stone - NPG 4210

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Frank Stone
oil on canvas, circa 1839
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4210

William Charles Macready, by William Behnes - NPG 1504

William Charles Macready

by William Behnes
marble bust, exhibited 1844
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1504

Daniel Maclise, by Edward Matthew Ward - NPG 616

Daniel Maclise

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on panel, 1846
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 616

Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon, by Henry Wyndham Phillips - NPG 5584

Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon

by Henry Wyndham Phillips
oil on canvas, 1851
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5584

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay, by Edward Matthew Ward - NPG 4882

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on canvas, 1853
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4882

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, by Michele Gordigiani - NPG 1899

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
oil on canvas, 1858
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1899

Robert Browning, by Michele Gordigiani - NPG 1898

Robert Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
oil on canvas, 1858
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1898

Charles Kingsley, by Lowes Cato Dickinson - NPG 2525

Charles Kingsley

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1862
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2525

Ann Mary Newton, by Ann Mary Newton - NPG 977

Ann Mary Newton

by Ann Mary Newton
oil on canvas, circa 1862
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 977

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, by William Powell Frith - NPG 4478

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

by William Powell Frith
oil on canvas, exhibited 1865
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4478

Sir Francis Grant, by John Ballantyne - NPG 5239

Sir Francis Grant

by John Ballantyne
oil on canvas, 1866
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5239

Charles West Cope, by Charles West Cope - NPG 5321

Charles West Cope

by Charles West Cope
oil on canvas, 1879
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5321

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by George Frederic Watts - NPG 1049

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1881
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1049

Carlo Marochetti, by Gabriele Ambrosio - NPG 1038

Carlo Marochetti

by Gabriele Ambrosio
bronze statuette, 1888
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1038