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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860), Architect

Portraits in Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
circa 1846
NPG 343a

Sir Charles Barry

by John Prescott Knight
circa 1851
NPG 1272

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
1872
NPG 343c

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