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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Cayley, 6th Bt (1773-1857), Pioneer of aviation

A bust by L. Macdonald is in the collection of Sir Kenelm Cayley; a bust, possibly by Emma Cayley, the sitter's daughter, is in the collection of R. A. Leggard; a bronze cast is in the collection of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a plaster cast in the collection of Sir Victor Goddard; there is a photograph in the NPG, and a lithograph after a photograph; an engraving by J. J. Penstone, after a photograph by Beard, is reproduced J. E. Hodgson, History of Aeronautics (1924), figure 134.


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.