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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt (1806-1863), Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer and editor of the Edinburgh Review

A painting by H. Weigall is in the National Museum of Wales, exhibited RA, 1863 (135), SKM, 1868 (444), and VE, 1892 (98); see J. Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, II (1962), 212 (12); a painting by Sir J. Watson Gordon was in the collection of the Rev J. G. Walker, 1953; Lewis appears in J. Phillip's painting of 'The House of Commons, 1860', in the Houses of Parliament, engraved by T. O. Barlow, published Agnew, 1866 (example in NPG); and in the painting 'Baron de Rothschild Introduced into the House of Commons, 1858' by H. Barraud in the Rothschild collection; a drawing by L. Pagan is reproduced Fagan, Life of Sir A. Panizzi (1880), I, 302; a bronze statue by Baron C Marochetti is at Hereford, reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XLV (1864), 269 a bust by H. Weekes is in Westminster Abbey, exhibited RA, 1864 (911); a bust by G. J. S. Miller was exhibited RA, 1864 (1052); a model for a bust by W. M. Thomas was exhibited RA, 1864 (937); there are various photographs in the NPG; woodcuts, after three of them, were published ILN, XVI (1850), 388, XXVI (1855), 441, and XLII (1863), 453, and one was engraved by W. Holl as the frontispiece to Letters of the Right Hon Sir George Cornewall Lewis, edited Rev Sir G. F. Lewis (1870); there is an engraving by D. J. Pound, after a photograph by J. Watkins, published 1860 (example in NPG), for Pound's 'Drawing Room Portrait Gallery'.


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.