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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley

This does not include caricatures or photographs, of which there are several examples in the NPG; for caricatures by J. Doyle, see L. Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings in the British Museum, II (1900), 44 onwards.

1776-7
'The Copley Family' by J. S. Copley. National Gallery, Washington.
Reproduced J. D. Prown, John Singleton Copley (Cambridge, Mass, 1966), II, plate 344. Two studies are reproduced Prown, plates 345 and 346.

1793
'The Red Cross Knight' by J. S. Copley. National Gallery, Washington.
Reproduced Prown, II, plate 592. Study: collection of Paul Mellon, reproduced Prown, plate 593.

c.1813
Painting by J. S. Copley. Aberdare Sale, Christie's, 3 June 1932 (lot 83), bought Dunnottar. Reproduced Prown, II, plate 677.

1820
'The House of Lords, 1820' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 999).
Study (NPG 1695(i)).

c.1820
Drawing by A. Wivell. Collection of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres. Engraved (in reverse) by T. Wright, published T. Kelly, 1820 (example in NPG).

1827
Anonymous engraving published Knight and Lacy, 1827, and T. North (examples in NPG).

Engraving by T. Woolnoth, after T. Wageman, published Woolnoth, 1827 (example in British Museum).

1828
Engraving by H. Dawe and T. Wright, after A. Wivell, published Martin, 1828, and Sweet, 1837 (examples in British Museum).

1829
Engraving by T. Woolnoth, published C. Sweet, 1829 (example in British Museum), and Fisher & Co, (example in NPG), for Jerdan's 'National Portrait Gallery'; engraving by G. Stodart, after the same drawing by Woolnoth, published W. Mackenzie (example in NPG).

c.1831
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Exhibited RA, 1831 (133).

1833
'The House of Commons, 1833' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 54).

1835
Drawing by Count A. D'Orsay. Sotheby's, 13 February 1950 (lot 216), bought Colnaghi.
Lithographed by R. J. Lane, published J. Mitchell (example in NPG). Another drawing by D'Orsay was sold Christie's, 6 March 1873 (lot 145). A painting by D'Orsay, aided by Sir E. Landseer, is at Hughenden Manor, and the same or another was in Lady Blessington's Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May 1849 (lot 994); also in this sale were two busts (lots 193 and 1463). A bronze bust of 1846 is in the collection of R. Howard.

1836
Painting by T. Phillips (NPG 472).

Engraving by D. Maclise, published Fraser's Magazine, XIV (October 1836), facing 457, as no, 77 of Maclise's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters'. Pencil study, together with another unrelated drawing: Victoria and Albert Museum.

c.1836
Water-colours by A. E. Chalon (see NPG 4121).

Drawing by F. Roffe (NPG 4121).

1837
'The First Council of Queen Victoria' by Sir D. Wilkie. Royal Collection.
Exhibited RA, 1838 (60). Engraved by C. Fox, published F. G. Moon, 1839 (example in British Museum).

c.1839
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Lincoln's Inn, London.
Exhibited RA, 1839 (218). Possibly the portrait engraved by G. T. Payne, published T. McLean, 1840 (example in British Museum), and 1841 (example in NPG); the hands and accessories differ, but the pose and features are the same.

1843-4
Two woodcuts, published ILN, II (1843), 222, and IV (1844), 105.

1844
Bust by W. Behnes. Trinity College, Cambridge.
A plaster bust by Behnes was exhibited RA, 1843 (1523). Another bust by Behnes is in Lincoln's Inn.
One of these was probably the bust by Behnes in the Crystal Palace Portrait Collection, 1854.

1845
Engraving by W. Walker, after Sir W. C. Ross, published Walker, 1845 (example in NPG).

1846
'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846' by J. Partridge (NPG 342, 343a, 343b, 343c).
Oil study, sold Partridge Sale, Christie's, 15 June 1874 (lot 71).

1847
Miniature by T. Carrick. Exhibited RA, 1847 (785).

c.1847
Coloured lithograph by A. Blaikley, published Pictures of the People from Prince to Peasant (1847), facing p 12.

1851
Drawing by G. Richmond (NPG 2144).

c.1858
Medallion by R. C. Lucas. Exhibited RA, 1858 (1258).
There is a wax example of this medallion in the Bethnal Green Museum.

1859
Woodcut published ILN, XXXIV (1859), 261.

1861
Painting by an unidentified artist (signed 'THS'). Collection of J. K. Richardson.

1862
Painting by G. F. Watts (NPG 683).

c.1862
Medallion by E. J. Kuntze. Exhibited RA, 1862 (1139).

Undated
Painting by J. Sant. House of Lords.

Painting attributed to G. Richmond. Christie's, 15 May 1964 (lot 186), bought Graveson.

Probably the picture in the collection of the Earl of Hardwicke, 1879, recorded by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXVI, 78.

Painting called Lyndhurst by an unknown artist. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Lithograph by J. Dickinson (example in NPG); another by E. Desmaisons, published A. and C. Baily (example in British Museum).

Engravings by J. Sartain, after G. Harlow, by A. Duncan, and an anonymous engraving (examples in NPG); another by W. D. Taylor, and an anonymous engraving (examples in 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.