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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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

Painting by J. King (NPG 1113).

Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Exhibited RA, 1829 (477).
Engraved by and published W. Ward, 1832 (example in NPG). Possibly the portrait in the Pickersgill Sale, Christie's, 17 July 1875 (lot 333); see also under 1860 below.

Drawing by W. Brockedon (NPG 2515(56)).

Medallion by P. David D'Angers (NPG 1082).

'The Reform Banquet, 1832' by B. R. Haydon. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Etched by F. Bromley, published J. C. Bromley, 1835 (example in NPG); engraved by and published J. C. Bromley, 1837 (example in British Museum). Haydon records a study of Bowring, drawn in 1833, in his Diary, edited W. D. Pope (1963), IV, 108.

Bust by E. Ryley. Exhibited RA, 1835 (1125).

Drawing by J. Doyle (caricature). British Museum.

Engraving by W. Holl, after B. E. Duppa, published 5840 (example in NPG), for Saunders' 'Political Reformers'.

'The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840' by B. R. Haydon (NPG 599).

Woodcut published ILN, I (1842), 476.

Engraving by J. Stephenson, after C. A. Du Val, published Ackermann and Agnew, 1844 (example in British Museum).

Drawing by C. Martin. British Museum.
Reproduced as a coloured lithograph C. Martin, Twelve Victorian Celebrities (1899), plate IV.

Miniature by B. R. Green. Exhibited RA, 1848 (1033).
Lithographed by J. H. Lynch, published A. Hall (example in NPG).

'The Anti-Corn Law League', engraving by S. Bellin, after a painting by J. R. Herbert of 1847, published Agnew, 1850 (example in NPG).

Drawing by an unknown artist (NPG 2550).

Woodcut, after a photograph by Mayall, published ILN, XXIV (1854), 152.

Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Exhibited RA, 1869 (1235)

Drawing by R. Lehmann. British Museum.

Marble bust by E. B. Stephens. Exhibited RA, 1869 (1235).

Woodcut published ILN, LXI (1872), 541.

Bust by W. J. S. Webber. Exhibited RA, 1874

Painting by W. Tannock. Recorded by G. Scharf, 1876, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXIV, 68.

Drawing by an unknown artist. Collection of John Keswick.

Anonymous engraving (example in NPG).

Woodcut, after a photograph by Maull and Polyblank, published ILN, XXXVII (1860), 506. A painting by a Chinese artist after the same photograph, was offered to the NPG in 1952, by a descendant of Bowring.

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.