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James Silk Buckingham

(1786-1855), Writer and traveller

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 4 portraits
Author and traveller; after a seafaring career he established a newspaper at Calcutta which was eventually suppressed for its criticism of the government, but Buckingham was later granted compensation by the East India Company; he established several other newspapers and journals and from 1832-7 was an MP, but much of his life was spent travelling and lecturing and writing about his journeys.

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James Silk Buckingham, by Edwin Dalton Smith - NPG 5003

James Silk Buckingham

by Edwin Dalton Smith
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1837
NPG 5003

James Silk Buckingham, attributed to Clara Sophia Lane - NPG 2368

James Silk Buckingham

attributed to Clara Sophia Lane
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1850
NPG 2368

James Silk Buckingham, by William Thomas Fry, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32305

James Silk Buckingham

by William Thomas Fry, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D32305

James Silk Buckingham, by George Thomas Doo, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32304

James Silk Buckingham

by George Thomas Doo, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, 1855
NPG D32304


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