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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning (1812-1862), Governor-General and first viceroy of India

An oil study for Partridge's picture of the 'Fine Arts Commissioners' was sold at Christie's, 15 June 1874 (lot 87); a painting by C. A. Mornewick is at Government House, Calcutta; a painting by J. R. Dicksee was in the collection of Herbert Dicksee, 1907; a painting by Sir G. Hayter, and a miniature by W. Barclay of 1836, are in the collection of the Earl of Harewood, the former exhibited SKM, 1868 (500), the latter RA, 1836 (700), and Exhibition of Victorian Pictures, City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1937 (64), where the artist is erroneously given as 'H. Barclay'; 'Canning's Return Visit to the Maharajah of Kashmir, 1860’, water-colour by W. Simpson is in the India Office, London; a statue by J. H. Foley of 1862 is in Westminster Abbey, and another of 1874 (on horseback) is at Calcutta; busts by M. Noble are at: Highcliffe Castle, Hants (1852); collection of Lord Allendale (1860); formerly Elswick Hall, Newcastle, listed in Catalogue of Lough and Noble Models at Elswick Hall (c.1928), p 57 (191); formerly Guildhall Art Gallery, London (1862, destroyed 1940), exhibited RA, 1864 (1007); a replica of a marble bust by Noble (possibly one of those above) is in the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta; one of these busts is presumably that reproduced E. Barrington, The Servant of All (1927), II, facing 184; a marble bust by L. Macdonald was exhibited RA, 1842 (1388); a posthumous bust by Miss M. Grant was commissioned by the Raja-i-Rajgân of Kappoortala, exhibited RA, 1871 (1257); a plaster bust by an unknown artist is in the Gladstone-Glynne Collection at Hawarden; there are several photographs in the NPG; an engraving, after a photograph by Mayall, was published Virtue (example in NPG); woodcuts after photographs were published ILN, XXVII (1855), 649, and XLI (1862), I.


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.