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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

James Clarke Hook (1819-1907), Landscape and history painter

A self-portrait of 1891 is in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, exhibited RA, 1891 (40); another self-portrait of 1895 is in the Aberdeen Art Gallery, as is a painting by Sir G. Reid of 1881; a painting by Sir J. E. Millais was exhibited RA, 1883 (29), reproduced J. G. Millais, Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais (1899), II, 157; it was etched by O. Leyde and anonymously engraved (examples in NPG); a painting by R. Hannah was exhibited RA, 1859 (636); there is an anonymous engraving in the NPG, and several photographs; other photographs are reproduced Magazine of Art (1879), p 52, and ILN (as woodcuts), XXX (1857), 419, and XXXVI (1860), 276.


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.