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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855), Rear-Admiral

c.1818
Painting by R. Field. Collection of J. W. Nutting, 1848.
See H. Piers, 'Artists in Nova Scotia', Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, XVIII (1914), 116.

1819
Painting by Sir W. Beechey. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Reproduced Ann Parry, Parry of the Arctic (1963), facing p 32.

1820
Painting by S. Drummond. Formerly Royal United Service Museum, London. Another version is in the collection of P. E. Parry. One of these exhibited RA, 1821 (174), and reproduced A. G. Gamier, The Garniers of Hampshire (1900), facing p 46. The type was engraved anonymously (example in British Museum), and engraved by J. Thomson (half-length only), published 1821 (example in NPG), for the European Magazine, and engraved by others (examples in NPG); an engraving by C. Heath, after W. H. Brooke, published Sherwood & Co, 1823 (example in NPG), is also apparently after the Drummond.

c.1820
Painting by J. Jackson. Sotheby's, 15 May 1929 (lot 126), ex-collection Lt-Col John Murray. Exhibited British Institution, 1854 (162).

Plaster bust attributed to L. Gahagan. Collection of Sir Sidney Parry, 1926.

1823
Lithograph by F. Pistrucci, published Noseda, 1823 (example in British Museum).

Anonymous engraving, published G. Smeeton, 1823 (example in NPG), for The Unique.

1827
Painting by T. Phillips. Collection of J. H. Bingham.
Exhibited RA, 1827 (310). Listed in Phillips' 'Sitters Book' (copy of original MS, NPG archives), under the year 1827. Reproduced Ann Parry, Parry of the Arctic (1963), facing p 64.

Engraving by S. W. Reynolds, after W. Haines, published Haines, 1827 (example in British Museum).

c.1827
Miniature by Sir W. J. Newton. Exhibited RA, 1827 (794).

1831
Anonymous engraving, published W. Wright, 1831 (example in NPG).

1838
Painting by C. Skottowe. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Exhibited RA, 1838 (209). Reproduced W. L. Clowes, Royal Navy (1901), VI, 512. Engraved by S. Bellin, published Colnaghi, 1839 (example in British Museum).

1841
Drawing by G. Richmond. Listed in Richmond's 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 8.
Reproduced Ann Parry, Parry of the Arctic (1963), facing p 176. Engraved by H. Adlard (where the original is erroneously dated to 1842), published Longman & Co (example in NPG).

1851
'The Arctic Council' by S. Pearce (NPG 1208).
Study (NPG 912).

Undated
Painting by Hayter (presumably Sir G. Hayter). Collection of Mrs Honor Barnes. Exhibited SKM, 1868 (422), and Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'Historical Section' (41).

Lithograph by H. Perry (example in British Museum). Anonymous engraving, published Jaques and Wright (example in 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.