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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875), Explorer and Egyptologist

A painting by H. W. Phillips was exhibited RA, 1842 (138); possibly the painting attributed to Phillips, and said to be of 1844, at Calke Abbey, Derby, 1925 (reproduction in NPG); a drawing by J. F. Lewis was sold Sotheby's, 18 December 1963 (lot 170), bought Colnaghi; a photograph by E. Edwards is reproduced L. Reeve, Men of Eminence, I (1863), 73, and ILN (as a woodcut, detail only), LXVII (1875), 500.


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.