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Thomas Arnold

(1795-1842), Headmaster of Rugby School

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Arnold was headmaster of Rugby school. He was a moralist, and an important educational theorist, his reforms at Rugby provided a pattern for public schools that influenced the whole course of nineteenth-century education. Arnold wrote a number of widely read pamphlets, sermons, and books.

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Thomas Arnold, by William Behnes - NPG 168

Thomas Arnold

by William Behnes
marble bust, 1849
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 168

Thomas Arnold, by Benjamin Holl, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D8740

Thomas Arnold

by Benjamin Holl, after Thomas Phillips
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D8740

Thomas Arnold, by Benjamin Holl, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D8741

Thomas Arnold

by Benjamin Holl, after Thomas Phillips
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D8741

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Thomas Arnold

by Henry Cousins, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, (1839)
NPG D7361

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