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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Edward John Littleton, 1st Baron Hatherton (1791-1863), Politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland and MP for Staffordshire

A painting by H. W. Pickersgill was sold from the collection of Lord Hatherton, Christie's, 6 November 1953 (lot 26), exhibited RA, 1837 (425); a painting by R. S. Lauder and a statuette by J. Emery were exhibited RA, 1839 (1172), and 1865 (988), respectively; a bust by P. Hollins of E. J. Littleton, presumably Baron Hatherton, was exhibited Birmingham Society of Artists, c.1827; an engraving by S. Freeman, after an original drawing, was published R. Bentley, 1835 (example in NPG); an engraving by F. C. Lewis, after J. Slater (example in NPG), was published for the 'Grillions Club' series.


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.