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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), Natural philosopher and academic administrator

This does not include photographs, of which there are several examples in the NPG, and three photographs in the Scottish NPG by D. O. Hill.

Before 1823
Painting by Sir H. Raeburn. Ex-Raeburn family, Christie's, 16 July 1887 (lot 64).
Exhibited Exhibition of the Works of Sir Henry Raeburn, Edinburgh, 1876, (168). Engraved by W. Holl, published Fisher, Son & Co, 1832 (example in NPG), for Jerdan's 'National Portrait Gallery'.

Drawing by W. Bewick. Scottish NPG.

Engraving by D. Maclise, published Fraser's Magazine, VI (1832), facing 416, as no.30 in Maclise's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters'. Pencil study: Victoria and Albert Museum.

'The Fraserians', engraving by D. Maclise, published Fraser's Magazine, XI (1835), between 2 and 3.
Two pencil studies: Victoria and Albert Museum.

Engraving by F. Croll, published 1848 (example in NPG), for Hogg's Weekly Instructor.

Engraving by W. H. Mote (example in NPG), published D. Bogue, for Year-book of Facts 1849, frontispiece.

Painting by J. Wilson. University of Glasgow.

Painting by W. S. Herrick. Exhibited RA, 1853 (481).

Drawing by R. Lehmann. British Museum.
Probably the portrait exhibited RA, 1869 (1135). Reproduced R. Lehmann, Men and Women of the Century (1896), no.9.

Painting by Sir J. Watson Gordon (NPG 691).

'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).

Painting by N. Macbeth. Exhibited RA, 1864 (459).

Marble bust(?) by Mrs D. O. Hill. Exhibited RA, 1867 (1182).

Woodcut published ILN, LII (1868), 189.

Marble bust by Mrs D. O. Hill (modelled in 1866). Exhibited RA, 1868 (1128).

Painting by N. Macbeth. Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Exhibited RA, 1869 (222), Scottish National Portraits, Edinburgh, 1884 (376), and VE, 1892 (93).

Statue by W. Brodie. University of Edinburgh.
Reproduced as a woodcut ILN, LVIII (1871), 398.

Painting by Wighton. University of Edinburgh.
See D. Talbot Rice and P. McIntyre, The University Portraits (1957), pp 21-3.

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.