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Sir John Gilbert

(1817-1897), Painter and illustrator

Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Sir John Gilbert worked initially for his father's estate agency, before turning to art. In 1836 he began exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists and the British Institution, and from 1842 he was the first artist to contribute historical scenes to the Illustrated London News, making a total of 30,000 illustrations in forty years. Gilbert began to paint in watercolour in 1851; he was elected to the Old Water Colour Society in 1854 and was its President in 1871. He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1872 and a Royal Academician in 1876.

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Sir John Gilbert, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3573

Sir John Gilbert

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3573

Sir John Gilbert, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax14863

Sir John Gilbert

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax14863

Sir John Gilbert, by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax17245

Sir John Gilbert

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax17245

Sir John Gilbert, by Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG Ax7562

Sir John Gilbert

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG Ax7562

Sir John Gilbert, by Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG Ax131878

Sir John Gilbert

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen print on card mount, published 1864
NPG Ax131878

Sir John Gilbert, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28983

Sir John Gilbert

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s?
NPG Ax28983

Sir John Gilbert, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28565

Sir John Gilbert

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s?
NPG Ax28565

Sir John Gilbert, by John Done & Co - NPG x27580

Sir John Gilbert

by John Done & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1876-1878
NPG x27580

Sir John Gilbert, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17539

Sir John Gilbert

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17539

Sir John Gilbert, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x13182

Sir John Gilbert

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1877 or before
NPG x13182

Sir John Gilbert, by and published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, after  Joseph Parkin Mayall - NPG Ax27829

Sir John Gilbert

by and published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, after Joseph Parkin Mayall
photogravure, 1883, published 1884
NPG Ax27829

Sir John Gilbert, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x13181

Sir John Gilbert

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, September 1883
NPG x13181

Sir John Gilbert, after Elliott & Fry - NPG D34499

Sir John Gilbert

after Elliott & Fry
etching, (late 1860s?)
NPG D34499

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Sir John Gilbert

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print on card mount, late 1860s?
NPG Ax131879

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Sir John Gilbert

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG x134546

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