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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Gally Knight (1786-1846), Writer on architecture

Portraits in Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
circa 1846
NPG 343b

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
1872
NPG 343c

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