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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Stephen Pearce (1819-1904), Portrait and equestrian painter

Self-portrait
By other artists
Photographs

Self-portraitback to top


?early 1860s
Oil on canvas; see NPG 1381.
The prime portrait of Pearce.


By other artistsback to top


exh. 1858
Sculpture by J. Edwards; untraced. Exh. RA 1858 (1229). [1]


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?mid-1850s
Albumen print by unidentified photographer, vignette, head-and-shoulders to right; carte-de-visite size (signed on reverse) NPG Ax14909. This is the only known photograph and it is earlier than the self-portrait.


Footnote
1) Probably Joseph Edwards (1814–82), Welsh sculptor, exh. RA 1838–78. ‘No.1229 Stephen Pearce’ was almost certainly a portrait of the artist, who by the 1850s was a public figure.

Carol Blackett-Ord