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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Wilde, 1st Baron Truro (1782-1855), Lord Chancellor

A painting by H. W. Pickersgill was in the collection of the Incorporated Law Society, exhibited RA, 1852 (61); a miniature by Sir W. C. Ross was exhibited RA, 1849 (751); a marble bust by H. Weekes is in the Houses of Parliament, and another bust by Weekes is in the Middle Temple; one of these was probably the marble bust by Weekes exhibited RA, 1856 (1361); a medallic portrait by E. W. Wyon was exhibited RA, 1833 (1206); an engraving by T. Wright, after A. Wivell, was published T. Kelly, 1821 (example in NPG); there is a woodcut by H. Linton, after Thomas (example in NPG), for the 'Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art'; a woodcut was published ILN, XVII (1850), 69.


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.