Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Reginald Southey (1835-1899), Physician; nephew of Robert Southey

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and printsback to top

Oil on canvas, 692 x 558mm, by Lucy Powers, title and authorship inscr. on reverse, head-and-shoulders, wearing dark suit and coat; offered Christie’s, South Kensington, 25 Aug. 1994 (67), together with portrait of sitter’s wife wearing evening gown. Ref. Christie’s cat., p.9 (not ill.). Previously noted by Kent Portrait Survey 1967 as owned by Miss E. Southey, presumed daughter of sitter (NPG Archive slips).

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Albumen print, oval 71 x 58mm, half-length to front, looking to right; Cotsen Coll., Princeton UL, album RS5(32a). Repr. Taylor & Wakeling 2002, p.14, pl.6.

By others

Albumen print, oval 67 x 55mm, by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), head-and-shoulders profile to left, left hand to cheek, seated in chair with paisley print cover; Cotsen Coll., Princeton UL, Album RS5(32d). Repr. Taylor & Wakeling 2002, p.15, pl.7.

Albumen print, 169 x 125mm, by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), whole-length, profile to right, standing with skulls and skeletons of a human and a monkey from Oxford Anatomical M. to right; prints colls Morris L. Parish Coll., Album A(I):21, Princeton UL, where dated to June 1857; and NMM (1987-5192). ?Exh. Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts, Fitzwilliam M., Cambridge, 2009; repr. People in Camera 1839–1914, exh. cat., NPG, London, 1979, p.20; Ford 1987, p.6; and Taylor & Wakeling 2002, p.38, pl.25 and p.139, no. 219 (see Princeton University Press website). In Album A(I) at Princeton, the photographer added lines from Tennyson's 'A Vision of Sin': ‘You are bones, and what of that? / Every face, however full, / Padded round with flesh or fat / Is but modell’d on a skull.’ Taylor & Wakeling suggest this image celebrated Southey’s graduation with first-class honours in science, June 1857.

spring 1860
Albumen print by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll); see NPG P7(23).

early to mid-1870s
Carbon cabinet card, 108 x 156mm, ‘Leaders in Medicine & Surgery’, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, half-length, standing in composite group with 182 other men, no.67 in key; NPG x197426; repr. as photogravure, 505 x 722mm, Wellcome L., London, no.45929i.
See also Burdon-Sanderson, Carter, Gull, Paget, Payne, Rolleston, Sharpey.

Dr Jan Marsh