Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Grote (1794-1871), Classical historian and Liberal politician; MP for City of London

There is a list of oil portraits and busts in M. L. Clarke, George Grote: a Biography (1961), pp 187-8.

1805
Miniature by an unknown artist. Collection of Mrs Grote, 1873.
Engraved by J. Brown for A. Bain, The Minor Works of George Grote (1873), frontispiece.

1824
Painting by T. Stewardson (NPG 365).

1833
'The House of Commons, 1833' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 54).

1834
Water-colour by S. P. Denning. National Provincial Bank, Cornhill, London.
Reproduced M. L. Clarke, facing p 64. Engraved by H. Robinson, published 1840 (example in NPG), for Saunders' 'Political Reformers'. An anonymous engraving after the same water-colour (example in NPG), shows Grote with arms folded.

1838
Anonymous engraving, published J. Thompson, 1838 (example in British Museum), presented to subscribers to The News.

1839
Drawing by J. Doyle (caricature, with others). British Museum.
Reproduced M. L. Clarke, facing p 65.

c.1843
Marble bust by W. Behnes. Exhibited RA, 1843 (1521).
Probably the bust anonymously engraved (example in NPG).

c.1844
Drawing by L. Dickinson (previously attributed to G. F. Watts). Collection of John Murray. Reproduced M. L. Clarke, facing p 80. Lithographed and published by L. Dickinson, 1844 (example in NPG).

c.1844
Drawing by S. Laurence. Exhibited RA, 1849 (863).

1852
Marble bust by W. Behnes. Provost's rooms, University College, London.

1857
Photograph by H. Watkins (example in NPG).

1859
Woodcut by F. Staples, after a photograph by H. Watkins, published 1859 (example in NPG), for The Critic.

1862
Marble medallion by Miss S. Durant. University College, London.
Exhibited RA, 1863 (1135). Reproduced M. L. Clarke, frontispiece.

1870
Painting by Sir J. E. Millais (in robes as vice-chancellor). Senate House, University of London.
Exhibited RA, 1871 (165), and VE, 1892 (210). Reproduced M. L. Clarke, facing p 160.

1871
Woodcut published ILN, LIX (1871), 13.

1872
Marble bust by C. Bacon. Westminster Abbey.
Replica presented to University College, London, 1873; possibly the bust exhibited RA, 1873 (1438). The bust in Westminster Abbey was erroneously dated 1855 by R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors (1953), p 24.

1878
Terra-cotta bust by E. E. Geflowski. University College, London.
Plaster cast offered to the NPG by the artist, 1881, but declined.

Undated
Two photographs by Maull & Co, Piccadilly, and by Maull and Polyblank (examples in NPG).

Photograph by Maull & Co, reproduced as a woodcut Illustrated Review, II (1871), 33.

Anonymous engraving (after a photograph) reproduced G. Grote, A History of Greece (1869), frontispiece, and M. L. Clarke, facing p 161.



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.