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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860), Architect

A painting by L. Dickinson is in the Royal Institute of British Architects; a painting by J. Partridge, a study for the 'Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846' (see NPG 342), was sold at Christie's, 15 June 1874 (lot 66); a painting by T. W. Harland was exhibited RA, 1840 (613), engraved by the artist (example in NPG), and by A. Nargeot, published Paris, 1855 (example in NPG); a painting by J. Hayter was exhibited RA, 1847 (866); a painting by H. W. Pickersgill is in the Houses of Parliament, exhibited RA, 1849 (85), possibly the portrait in the Pickersgill Sale, Christie's, 17 July 1875 (lot 314); a copy is in the British Embassy, Constantinople; a painting by W. Bradley was in the collection of the sitter's son, exhibited SKM, 1868 (618), and VE, 1892 (338), possibly the picture reproduced Building News supplement, 5 October 1923; Barry appears in 'The Royal Commissioners for the Great Exhibition' by H. W. Phillips in the Victoria and Albert Museum, exhibited Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'History Section' (8); and also in 'The Intellect and Valour of Great Britain,' engraving by C. G. Lewis, after T. J. Barker, published J. G. Browne, Leicester, 1864 (example in NPG); key-plate published Browne, 1863 (example in British Museum); a marble bust by P. Park of 1848 is in the Reform Club, London, reproduced Country Life, CVIII (1950), 1499; a bust by W. Behnes was exhibited RA, 1849 (1267); a statue by J. H. Foley of 1865 is in the Houses of Parliament (plate 45), reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XLVII (1865), 17; a bronze medallion by L. Wiener was issued by the Art Union (example in NPG); a statue by G. Bayes of c.1909 is on the facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum.


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.