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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bt (1786-1845), Philanthropist

A study by Sir G. Hayter, for his 'House of Commons' picture (NPG 54), was engraved by J. Brain, published J. Saunders, 1840 (example in NPG), for 'Political Reformers'; a painting by J. Gilbert was exhibited RA, 1847 (1013); a painting by H. P. Briggs was exhibited RA, engraved by W. Holl, published Fisher, 1835 (example in NPG); a painting by G. Richmond was exhibited Local Portraits by George Richmond, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, 1937 (41), lent by Sir Thomas Buxton, Bart; a water-colour by Richmond from the same collection was also in the exhibition, Local Portraits by George Richmond, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, 1937 (40), presumably that listed in Richmond's 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 17, under 1836, exhibited RA, 1837 (984) SKM, 1868 (389), and VE, 1892 (398), lent by Lady Buxton, engraved by J. H. Robinson (example in NPG), engraving reproduced A. J. C. Hare, The Gurneys of Earlham (1895), II, facing 66; a drawing by Richmond of 1844 was exhibited SKM, 1868 (392), lent by Sir Thomas Buxton, possibly the drawing listed in Richmond's 'Account Book', p 39, under 1845, of which he executed a small copy in 1846 (see p 43); a marble bust by F. Thrupp is in Westminster Abbey, exhibited RA, 1848 (1331), the model for which is reproduced as a woodcut ILN, X (1847), 253; a marble bust by J. Bell is in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the model for which was exhibited RA, 1848 (1392); designs for statues by H. Weekes and W. C. Marshall were exhibited RA, 1847 (1329), and 1848 (1348); a marble bust by E. Wolff was exhibited RA, 1841 (1257); there is an engraving by J. Thomson, after a drawing by A. Wivell of 1821, published Wivell (example in NPG).


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.