Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Matthew Ridley Corbet (1850-1902), Painter
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Cast bronze medallion, 111mm diameter, by Alfred Gilbert, inscr. ‘Alfred Gilbert Perugia 1881’, head, profile to left; M. d’Orsay, Paris, MEDOR 551. Exh. RA 1886 (1912); repr. Dorment 1985, pl.15; Dorment et al. 1986, no.38.
Plaster version, 111mm diameter, inscr. ‘Alfred Gilbert’; formerly with Corbet’s widow, in 1986 with Joan Martin. Repr. Jones 1979, no.373, as ‘portrait of a man’ (named as Corbet in handlist).
In the summers of 1901 and 1902 Gilbert rented a farmhouse outside Perugia, near to Corbet (see Dorment 1985, p.37), and the inscription indicates they were both in the same area twenty years earlier.
Petroleum oil on canvas by John McLure Hamilton; see NPG 1867.
Bronze bust, lifesize, by (Edward) Onslow Ford, head and neck only; untraced. Exh. RA 1895 (1697); Victorian Era Exhibition (Fine Arts Section), London, 1897 (443); repr. Graphic, 6 May 1895, supplement p.6; Cassell’s RA Pictures 1895, p.55; MA, 1902, p.184.
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Photograph by C[arl] Vandyk, head-and-shoulders, profile to left, with dark beard, wearing suit and loosely knotted tie. Repr. The Year’s Art 1897, facing p.8.
Photograph by [John Lemmon] Russell or [J. Williamson] Russell, head-and-shoulders, full-face, with greying whiskers, wearing dress shirt and overcoat; coll. AWG, London. Repr. as vignette, ILN, 8 Feb. 1902, p.196 (on election as ARA).
Dr Jan Marsh