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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), Political economist, traveller and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong

Portraits in Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Sir John Bowring

by John King
1826
NPG 1113

Sir John Bowring

by William Brockedon
1831
NPG 2515(56)

Sir John Bowring

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, cast by Louis Richard
1832
NPG 1082

The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
1841
NPG 599

Sir John Bowring

by Unknown artist
1854
NPG 2550

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