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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Burnet (1784-1868), Painter and engraver

A painting called Burnet by an unknown artist was in the collection of Colonel M. H. Grant, 1952 a water-colour by S. P. Denning is in the Scottish NPG, engraved by C. Fox, published Moon, Boys and Graves, 1827 (example in NPG); a miniature by W. Dance was exhibited RA, 1859 (7); a model for a marble bust by J. Fillans was exhibited RA, 1840 (1171); a woodcut, after a photograph by J. Watkins, was published ILN, LII (1868), 504; another photograph is in the NPG; a woodcut, possibly after a self-portrait, was published Art Journal (1850), p 277.


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.