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

11 portraits on display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery

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Jane Hood (née Reynolds), by Unknown artist - NPG 856

Jane Hood (née Reynolds)

by Unknown artist
oil on millboard, circa 1832-1834
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 856

Frances Trollope, by Auguste Hervieu - NPG 3906

Frances Trollope

by Auguste Hervieu
oil on canvas, circa 1832
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3906

John James Chalon, by John Partridge - NPG 4230

John James Chalon

by John Partridge
oil on millboard, 1836
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4230

Thomas Uwins, by John Partridge - NPG 4231

Thomas Uwins

by John Partridge
oil on millboard, 1836
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4231

William Martin Leake, by Christian Albrecht Jensen - NPG 6481

William Martin Leake

by Christian Albrecht Jensen
oil on canvas, 1838
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6481

John Martin, by Henry Warren - NPG 958

John Martin

by Henry Warren
oil on panel, exhibited 1839
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 958

Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, by Unknown artist - NPG 6181

Angela Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1840
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6181

Arthur Hughes, by Arthur Hughes - NPG 2759

Arthur Hughes

by Arthur Hughes
oil on millboard, 1851
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2759

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh), by Samuel Laurence - NPG 1175

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh)

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1852
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1175

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning, by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer - NPG 3165

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning

by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
bronze cast of clasped hands, 1853
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3165

John Ruskin, by Theodore Blake Wirgman - NPG 3035

John Ruskin

by Theodore Blake Wirgman
pencil, circa 1886
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3035