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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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

1826
Painting by J. King (NPG 1113).

c.1829
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.

1831
Drawing by W. Brockedon (NPG 2515(56)).

1832
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.

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

1837
Drawing by J. Doyle (caricature). British Museum.

1840
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).

1842
Woodcut published ILN, I (1842), 476.

1844
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.

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

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

1854
Drawing by an unknown artist (NPG 2550).

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

c.1860
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Exhibited RA, 1869 (1235)

1867
Drawing by R. Lehmann. British Museum.

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

1872
Woodcut published ILN, LXI (1872), 541.

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

Undated
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.