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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), Scientist and inventor

A painting by C. Martin is in the Royal Society, exhibited RA, 1870 (428); a marble bust by W. G. Brooker was exhibited RA, 1878 (1444); there are various photographs, and woodcuts and engravings after photographs, in the NPG, and others were published ILN, IX (1846), 184, LII (1868), 145, and LXVII (1875), 461.


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.