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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

James Talbot, 4th Baron Talbot de Malahide (1805-1883), President of the Archaeological Society and Liberal politician; MP for Athlone

An oil sketch for Hayter's 'House of Commons' group (see NPG 54) is in the collection of Lord Talbot de Malahide; a photograph by Lock and Whitfield was published Men of Mark, 1876.


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.