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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), Prime Minister

1781
Engraving by J. Gillray (example in NPG), reproduced D. Hill, Mr Gillray: the Caricaturist (1965), plate 23.

1785
Painting by Sir J. Reynolds (with his two brothers, 'The Lamb Family'). Collection of Viscount Gage.
Reproduced E. K. Waterhouse, Reynolds (1941), plate 258. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi, published M. Benedetti, 1791, and by S. W. Reynolds, published A. Molteno, 1836 (examples in British Museum).

Miniature(?) by Mrs Cosway (playing with a wolf). Listed Panshanger Catalogue (1885), p 303.

1796
Painting by J. Hoppner (in Montem dress). Royal Collection.
Reproduced Lord D. Cecil, The Young Melbourne (1939), facing p 45.

1800
Painting by Sir T. Lawrence. Collection of the Hon Edith Smith.
Exhibited VE, 1892 (46). Reproduced K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence (1954), plate 53.
Copy: Christie's, 12 March 1965 (lot 76), as by T. Phillips.

1805
Painting by Sir T. Lawrence. Collection of the Hon Lady Salmond.
Exhibited SKM, 1868 (315). Engraved by S. Freeman, published 1832 (example in NPG), by E. McInnes, published 1839 (example in NPG), and by others (examples in NPG).

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

c.1821
'The House of Commons', water-colour by R. Bowyer, A. Pugin and J. Stephanoff. Houses of Parliament. Engraved by J. Scott (example in Houses of Parliament).

1828
Bust by Sir F. Chantrey. Private collection.

c.1831
Painting by J. Jackson. Offered to NPG by A. Smith, 1887. Sketched by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXXII, 65.

1832
'The Reform Banquet, 1832' by B. R. Haydon. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Etched by F. Bromley, published J. C. Bromley, 1835 (example in NPG); engraved by and published J. C. Bromley, 1837 (example in British Museum).

1833
'The House of Commons, 1833' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 54).
Oil study of 1838, and a copy: Royal Collection. Pencil study (NPG 4342).

1834
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Collection of Lady Brocket, 1950.

Miniature by Sir W. C. Ross. Collection of L. H. Luke. Reproduced Lord D. Cecil, Lord M. (1954), facing p 112. Another miniature by Ross was reproduced Connoisseur, LV (1919), 94, when in the collection of Lionel Grace. One of the two may have been the miniature exhibited RA, 1834 (756).

1836
Paintings by Sir E. Landseer (see NPG 3050).

c.1836
Bust by J. Francis. Exhibited RA, 1836 (1117).
Possibly the bust by Francis of 1836 now in the Museum at Melbourne.

1837
'Party at Ranton Abbey' by Sir F. Grant. National Trust, Shugborough House.
Exhibited RA, 1841 (492), and SKM, 1868
Engraved by W. H. Simmons.

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

c.1837
Colossal marble bust by J. Francis. Exhibited RA, 1837 (1289). A cabinet statue by Francis was exhibited RA, 1837 (1254).

1838
'Queen Victoria's Coronation' by Sir G. Hayter. Royal Collection.
Exhibited VE, 1892 (6). Engraved by H. T. Ryall, published Graves and Warmsley, 1843 (example in NPG). A study of Melbourne was in the 89th Exhibition of Water-colours and Drawings, Agnew's, 1962 (189).

Painting by Sir G. Hayter. Formerly collection of Lord Brocket.
Exhibited RA, 1838 (220). Engraved by C. Turner, published Colnaghi, 1839 (example in NPG), engraving reproduced H. Dunckley, Lord M. (1890), frontispiece. An enamel by H. Bone, after Hayter, was exhibited RA, 1840 (892).

'The Queen Receiving the Sacrament after her Coronation' by C. R. Leslie. Royal Collection.
Exhibited RA, 1843 (74).

Drawings by Sir F. Chantrey (NPG 316a(87)).

Bust by R. Moody. Royal Collection.

Marble bust by J. Ternouth. Collection of the Marquess of Lothian.
Another bust by Ternouth was exhibited RA, 1837 (1266).

Bust by J. Francis. Royal Collection, Frogmore.

'Homage of the Peers at the Coronation of Queen Victoria', miniature by Sir W. J. Newton. Exhibited RA, 1841 (839), and VE, 1892 (423), lent by Mrs Newton.

1839
'Queen Victoria Riding at Windsor Castle, 1839' by Sir F. Grant. Royal Collection.
Exhibited RA, 1840 (162), VE, 1892 (19), and Bicentenary Exhibition, RA, 1968-9 (221).
Engraved by J. Thomson. Reproduced Lord D. Cecil, Lord M. (1954), facing p 248. A study was in the collection of Lord Strafford.

c.1839
Oil sketch by Sir F. Grant. Exhibited VE, 1892 (54), lent by the Hon Evelyn Ashley.

1840
'Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1840' by Sir G. Hayter. Royal Collection.

Painting by J. Gooch. Collection of Lady Brocket, 1950.

1841
Drawing by S. F. Diez (NPG 3103).

Bust by Sir F. Chantrey. Royal Collection.
Another bust by Chantrey is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

c.1841
Bust by R. Moody. Exhibited RA, 1841 (1149).

1843
Paintings by J. Partridge (see entry for NPG 941).

1846
'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846' by J. Partridge (NPG 342). Study (NPG 941).

Undated
Painting by G.H. Harlow. Irish NPG.

Painting attributed to Sir T. Lawrence. Christie's, 22 February 1861 (lot 113). Another painting attributed to Lawrence was sold Christie's, 10 July 1914 (lot 102).

Drawing by Lady Caroline Lamb. In a sketch-book formerly at Panshanger House. Reproduced Country Life, LXXXV (1939), 174.

Water-colour by an unknown artist. Formerly at Panshanger House. Reproduced Lord D. Cecil, The Young Melbourne (1939), facing p 250.

Silhouette attributed to F. Atkinson. Reproduced E. N. Jackson, History of Silhouettes (1911), plate XXXVII, when in the collection of F. Wellesley.



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.