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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Cockle Lucas (1800-1883), Sculptor

There is an etching by himself (at work on his statue of Isaac Watts, 1858) (example in NPG); the head in this is similar, in pose and features, to the NPG bust; there is another etching by himself, of a different type (example in British Museum); there is also a photograph in the British Museum.


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.