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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck (1802-1848), Statesman and sportsman

Two drawings by Count A. D'Orsay, of 1840 and 1848, were sold at Sotheby's, 13 February 1950 (lot 216), bought Colnaghi; the 1840 drawing was lithographed apparently by R. J. Lane, and the 1848 drawing definitely by him, published R. Bentley, 1849 (examples in British Museum); two drawings by J. Doyle and a painting by an unknown artist are at Hughenden Manor; a lithograph, probably after one of these drawings, was published T. McLean, 1848 (example in NPG); other drawings by Doyle are in the British Museum; a drawing by an unknown artist was exhibited VE, 1892 (392); a statue by Sir R. Westmacott of 1835 is at Calcutta; a bust by E. H. Baily of 1842 is in the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth; a statuette by W. Behnes was exhibited RA, 1853 (1339), and a medal by B. Wyon, RA, 1854 (1277); an engraving by J. B. Hunt, after a photograph by Claudet, was published 1848 (example in NPG); there is a lithograph by 'C. B.' of 1848, after a daguerreotype, published Claudet (example in NPG); a painting by C. Turner, based on the same photograph, is in the collection of the Duke of Portland.

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.