Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator
Painting by C. A. Du Val. Collection of Lord Aberconway, Bodnant.
Exhibited RA, 1843 (446). Presumably the portrait engraved by S. W. Reynolds, with variations, published Ackermann and Agnew, 1843 (example in NPG).
Two paintings by J. P. Knight. Exhibited RA, 1847 (181), and 1849 (71).
'The Anti-Corn Law League', engraving by S. Bellin, after a painting by J. R. Herbert of 1847, published Agnew, 1850 (example in NPG).
Lithograph by G. B. Black (example in NPG). Reproduced J. T. Mills, John Bright and the Quakers (1935), II, facing 158.
Bust by C. A. Rivers. Exhibited RA, 1847 (1297).
'Baron Lionel de Rothschild Introduced into the House of Commons, 1858' by H. Barraud. Rothschild Collection.
'The House of Commons, 1860' by J. Phillip. Houses of Parliament. Engraved by T. O. Barlow, published Agnew & Sons, 1866 (example in NPG).
'Bright Reform Bomb', painting by G. Cruikshank. House of Commons.
Etched key, published W. Tweedie, 1861 (example in House of Commons).
Bust by K. Borycreski. Exhibited RA, 1860 (1009).
Engraving by J. H. Baker, after L. Dickinson, published Fairless, Newcastle, 1861 (example in British Museum), engraving exhibited RA, 1861 (935).
Painting by B. R. Andrew. Collection of W. J. Lewington, 1930.
'Treaty of Commerce, 1862', woodcut by Eastham, published ILN, XL (1862), 230-1.
Three paintings by G. Fagnani. New York Chamber of Commerce; Union League Club, New York;
formerly collection of Mrs Bright. Fagnani also painted a joint portrait of Cobden and Bright for the Corporation of Rochdale.
Painting by C. Lucy. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Marble bust by N. N. Burnard. Exhibited RA, 1869 (1287).
Marble bust by J. Adams-Acton. Exhibited RA, 1870 (1202).
Either the bust in the National Liberal Club, London, or the bust in the collection of Lady Josephine Chance, 1938 (see under 1889 below).
Painting by L. Dickinson. Reform Club, London.
Exhibited RA, 1874 (112). Copy by Hillyard Swinstead: National Liberal Club, London.
Marble statue(?) by W. Theed. Manchester City Hall. Exhibited RA, 1877 (1417).
Marble bust by G. Burnard. Exhibited RA, 1878 (1462).
Painting by W. T. Roden. City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham.
Paintings by W. W. Ouless (see NPG 817).
Painting by Sir J. E. Millais. Collection of Lord Aberconway, Bodnant.
Exhibited RA, 1880 (322), and VE, 1892 (136). Engraved by T. O. Barlow, published Agnew, 1882 (example in NPG), engraving exhibited RA, 1882 (1284). Copy by R. Fowler: Houses of Parliament. The pose in Millais' portrait is identical to that in a photograph by R. Potter (example in NPG); a drawing by T. B. Wirgman, after the photograph, was published Daily Chronicle, 27 June 1896.
'The Private View of the Royal Academy' by W. P. Frith. Collection of A. C. R. Pope.
Reproduced Studio, CIX (1935), 294.
Painting by F. Holl. City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham (on loan from Birmingham Liberal Association). Exhibited RA, 1883 (278). Reproduced Sir H. Maxwell, Sixty Years a Queen (1897), p 35.
Marble bust by Sir J. E. Boehm. Collection of the Earl of Rosebery, Dalmeny.
Exhibited RA, 1882 (1677). Related plaster cast (NPG 868). Terra-cotta version exhibited VE, 1892 (1073).
Miniature by Mrs S. W. North. Exhibited RA, 1882 (1376).
Painting by E. Crowe (at the Reform Club). Collection of Mr Lewis, 1932. Exhibited RA, 1904 (739).
Reproduced Cassell's Royal Academy Pictures (1904), p 64.
Drawing by T. B. Wirgman (in his study). Published as a supplement to The Graphic, 28 November 1885.
Painting by F. Holl. Reform Club, London.
Drawing by S. P. Hall (NPG 2322).
Painting by W. B. Morris. Exhibited RA, 1887 (367).
Marble bust by J. Adams-Acton. Exhibited RA, 1889 (2021).
Either the bust in the National Liberal Club, or the bust in the collection of Lady Josephine Chance, 1938 (see under 1870 above).
Bronze statue by Sir W. H. Thornycroft. Rochdale.
Model for this statue exhibited RA, 1892 (1868), reproduced Cassell's Royal Academy Pictures (1892), p 154. Statue (in situ) reproduced J. T. Mills, John Bright and the Quakers (1935), II, facing 332.
A bronze statuette by Thornycroft of 1891 is in the National Liberal Club, London.
Marble statue by A. B. Joy. Manchester.
Reproduced Magazine of Art (1892), p 70. Statue (in situ) reproduced J. T. Mills, John Bright and the Quakers, II, frontispiece.
Marble statue by A. B. Joy. City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham.
Reproduced Diaries of John Bright, edited R. A. J. Walling (1930), facing p 538. Model for this statue exhibited RA, 1893 (1677). A replica of c.1902 is in the Houses of Parliament.
Statue by A. Gilbert. National Liberal Club, London.
Painting by Mrs L. Whaite. London International Exhibition, 1874 (579).
Drawing by H. Furniss (NPG 3345).
Drawing by F. Sargent (NPG 3808).
Marble bust by an unknown artist. Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight.
Terra-cotta bust by A. Bennet. Gladstone Collection, Hawarden Castle.
Lithograph by W. H. McFarlane; anonymous lithograph; coloured lithograph, published Cassell, Petter, and Galpin; etching by Burton (examples in NPG); etching by C. Laurie (example in British Museum).
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.