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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt (1792-1871), Geologist and geographer

1818
Miniature by G. Engleheart. Exhibited Special Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, South Kensington Museum, 1865 (1070).

1823
'The Quorn at Quenby' by J. Ferneley. Collection of Sir Guy Graham. Reproduced W. S. Sparrow, British Sporting Artists (1922), facing p 192.

1832
Painting by T. Phillips. Exhibited RA, 1832.
Listed in Phillips' 'Sitters Book' (copy of original MS, NPG archives), under 1832.

1848
Plaster bust by R. Westmacott. Scottish NPG. Possibly the bust exhibited RA, 1848 (1451).

1849
Lithograph by T. H. Maguire, published G. Ransome, 1852 (example in NPG), for 'Portraits of Honorary Members of Ipswich Museum'.

c.1849
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Edinburgh University. Exhibited RA, 1849 (78). Engraved and published by W. Walker, 1851 (example in NPG). See D. Talbot Rice and P. McIntyre, The University Portraits (1957), p 158 (100).

1857
Painting by S. Pearce (NPG 906).

1859
Engraving by D. J. Pound, after a photograph by Mayall, published 1859 (example in NPG), for Pound's 'Drawing Room Portrait Gallery'.

1860
Bust(?) by K. Borycreski. Exhibited RA, 1860 (1073).

c.1861
Bust by E.G. Papworth Senior. Exhibited RA, 1861 (1061).

c.1863
Photograph by E. Edwards (example in NPG), published L. Reeve, Men of Eminence, I (1863), facing 23.

c.1866
Marble bust by Mrs D. O. Hill. Exhibited RA, 1866 (998).

Photograph by J. & C. Watkins (example in NPG). Woodcut, after it, published ILN, XLVIII (1866), 237.

1868
Caricature drawing by 'Spy' (Sir L. Ward). NPG.

1870
Lithograph caricature by 'Ape' (C. Pellegrini), published Vanity Fair (1870), p 216.

1871
Bust by H. Weekes. Geological Museum, London. Exhibited RA, 1872 (1550). Replica: Royal Geographical Society, London.

Woodcut, after a photograph by Wilson and Beadell, published ILN, LIX (1871), 413.

Undated
Painting by Sir E. Landseer. Landseer Sale, Christie's, 9 May 1874 (lot 267).

Exhibited Landseer Exhibition, RA, London, 1874 (282).

Various lithographs, engravings and photographs (examples in British Museum and NPG).



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.