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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

James Spedding (1808-1881), Author and editor of the works of Francis Bacon

Editor of Francis Bacon; one of the Cambridge 'Apostles'; remained a close friend of Tennyson, Fitzgerald and others; wrote on Shakespeare; his editions of Bacon's Works (1857-9) and Life and Letters (1861-74) were the result of thirty years of scholarship.

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.