Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer

This does not include caricatures, popular prints, or photographs, of which there are several examples in the NPG; caricature drawings by J. Doyle are in the British Museum.

As a boy
Painting by Sir W. Beechey. Collection of the Duke of Bedford.

1804
'Woburn Sheepshearing' by G. Garrard. Collection of the Duke of Bedford.
Engraved J. C. Stadler, and T. Morris, published Garrard, 1811 (example in British Museum).

c.1815
Painting by Sir G. Hayter (in Van Dyck costume). Ilchester Collection. Another version is at Longleat, attributed to Sanders by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Sketch Books (NPG archives), LXV, 60.

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

c.1820
'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).

1831
Engraving by D. Maclise (example in NPG), published Fraser's Magazine, IV (1831), facing 65, as no.1 of Maclise's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters'. Pencil study: Victoria and Albert Museum.

c.1831
Drawing by J. Slater. Exhibited RA, 1831 (603).
Lithographed by F. C .Lewis, published W. B. Cocke, 1825 (example in NPG), for the 'Grillions Club' series.

1832
Painting by Sir G. Hayter. Collection of the Duke of Bedford.
Exhibited RA, 1832 (401). Engraved by J. Bromley, published Colnaghi, 1836 (example in NPG). Small version: collection of the Earl of Bradford, recorded by Mary Boyle, Biographical Catalogue of the Portraits at Weston, the Seat of the Earl of Bradford (1888), p 211. Oil study: Hayter Sale, Christie's, 21 April 1871 (lot 662). A copy by a pupil, presumably after this portrait, was in the same sale (lot 555).

Bust by J. Francis (NPG 678).

'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). Lithograph by B. R. Haydon, after his original study of Russell, published T. McLean, 1833 (example in NPG).

c.1832
'William IV Holding a Council', lithograph by J. Knight (example in British Museum).

Lithograph by T. C. Wilson, published S. Gans (example in NPG).

1833
'The House of Commons, 1833' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 54). Oil study: Hayter Sale, Christie's, 21 April 1871 (lot 513).

c.1836
Statue by J. Francis. Exhibited RA, 1836 (1098).

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

1838
Bust by J. Francis. Royal Collection.

c.1839
Marble bust by P. Hollins. Exhibited RA, 1839 (1384).
Engraved by W. Holl, after a drawing by H. Room, published J. Saunders (example in NPG), for 'Political Reformers'.

1841
'Coronation of Queen Victoria', print by G. Baxter, published Baxter, 1841 (example in British Museum).

c.1841
Bust by J. Ternouth. Exhibited RA, 1841 (1318).

1842
Lithograph by E. Desmaisons, published A. H. and C. E. Baily, 1842 (example in NPG).

c.1842
Miniature by T. Carrick. Colnaghi's, 1939, from the Pretyman family.
Exhibited RA, 1842 (840). Reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XXVI (1855), 393. Engraved by S. Bellin, published G. Routledge, 1844, by W. Holl, and (bust only) anonymously (examples in NPG). Enamel copy by H. Bone exhibited RA, 1844 (995), possibly the enamel type at Althorp. According to a memorandum (NPG archives), the Pretyman miniature was dated 1843; this may be a mistake or the miniature may have been a later version of the original.

1843-4
Woodcuts published ILN, II (1843), 73, and IV (1844), 101.

c.1843
Bust by R. Westmacott. Collection of the Duke of Bedford. Exhibited RA, 1843 (1530).

1846
'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846' by J. Partridge (NPG 342, 343a, 343b, 343c).
Oil study: Partridge Sale, Christie's, 15 June 1874 (lot 70).

1847
Coloured lithograph by A. Blaikley, published Blaikley, Pictures of the People from Prince to Peasant (1847), facing p 25.

Woodcut published ILN, XI (1847), 65.

Anonymous lithograph (equestrian), published T. McLean, 1847 (example in NPG).

c.1848
Marble bust by J. Francis. Exhibited RA, 1848 (1405).

c.1851-2
Painting and drawing by G. F. Watts (NPG 895, and 2635).

1851
'The Royal Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1851’ by H. W. Phillips. Victoria and Albert Museum. Exhibited Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'Historical Section' (8).

Woodcut published ILN, XVIII (1851), 137.

1853
Painting by Sir F. Grant (NPG 1121).

1854
'The Coalition Ministry, 1854' by Sir J. Gilbert (NPG 1125).

c.1854
Bust by unknown artist. Crystal Palace Portrait Collection, 1854.

1855
Painting by L. Dickinson (retouched from life, 1867). Collection of E. Kersley, 1944.

1858
'The Marriage of the Princess Royal, 1858' by J. Phillip. Royal Collection.
Engraved by A. Blanchard, published E. Gambart, 1865 (example in British Museum).

'Baron Lionel de Rothschild Introduced into the House of Commons, 1858' by H. Barraud. Rothschild Collection.

c.1858
Marble bust by Baron C. Marochetti. Exhibited RA, 1858 (1311). Possibly the bust now in the collection of Mrs Gilbert Russell.

1860
'The House of Commons, 1860' by J. Phillip. Houses of Parliament.
Engraved by T. O. Barlow, published T. Agnew, 1866 (example in NPG).

1864
'Queen Victoria presenting a copy of the Bible to an Indian', engraving by W. H. Simmons, after T. J. Barker, published R. Turner, 1864 (example in British Museum). A related oil sketch is in the Hermitage, Leningrad.

'The Intellect and Valour of Great Britain', engraving by C. G. Lewis, after T. J. Barker, published
J. G. Browne, Leicester, 1864 (example in NPG); keyplate, published Browne, 1863 (example in British Museum).

1865
'Lady Waldegrave's Drawing-Room, Strawberry Hill' by L. Desanges. Collection of the Earl of Waldegrave.

c.1867
Marble bust by C. B. Birch. Guildhall Art Gallery (destroyed 1940).
Exhibited RA, 1867 (1161). Plaster cast: collection of G. von Pirch (the artist's nephew), 1924.

1869
Caricature lithograph by 'Ape' (C. Pellegrini), published Vanity Fair, 5 June 1869.
The original water-colour is owned by Anthony Russell.

c.1871
Painting by J. Sant. Exhibited RA, 1871 (364).

1878
Woodcut published ILN, LXXII (1878), 517.

c.1879
Etching by L. Lowenstam after a photograph (example in NPG). Exhibited RA, 1879 (1275).

1880
Statue by Sir J. E. Boehm. Palace of Westminster. Related marble bust, Westminster Abbey.
Study (see NPG 4291).

c.1880
Terra-cotta bust by J. Adams-Acton. Exhibited RA, 1880 (1639).

1883
Bronze bust by T. Woolner. Sydney, Australia.
Another cast was offered to the NPG by the bronze founder, 1893.

c.1893
Painting by J. R. Dicksee. Exhibited RA, 1893 (1375).

Undated
Painting by J. Archer (after a photograph). Reform Club, London.

Drawing by A. Wivell. Collection of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres.

Drawing apparently by J. Luntley. Collection of W. G. Jones, 1928.

Small bust by an unknown artist. Collection of the Earl of Liverpool, 1905.



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.