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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Back (1796-1878), Naval officer and explorer

A painting by an unknown artist is in the McCord Museum, McGill University, Canada; a portrait by an unknown artist was exhibited Royal Naval Exhibition, Chelsea, 1891 (39); a drawing by R. Woodman was exhibited RA, 1829 (965), engraved by E. Finden, published J. Murray, 1828 (example in NPG); a woodcut was published ILN, LXXIII (1878), 4; a lithograph by W. D[rummond], was published T. McLean (example in British Museum), for 'Athenaeum Portraits'; a photograph by E. Edwards is reproduced L. Reeve, Men of Eminence, III (1865), facing 45.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.