Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), Poet; wife of Robert Browning
As a baby
Painting on the lid of a snuff box by an unknown artist. Collection of Mrs V. and Miss M. Altham.
Reproduced D. Hewlett, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1953), facing p 32.
Pastel by C. Hayter, Browning Sale, 1913 (lot 10), bought Sabin.
Engraved by G. Cooke for The Collected Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1890), I, frontispiece. Almost certainly the picture exhibited VE, 1892 (277), lent by R. B. Browning, where it was described as an oil painting by an unknown artist: the sizes were, however, the same as the portrait sold by Sotheby's, and the description in the VE catalogue tallies with the engraving.
As a child
Engraving by J. Brown, after Mayou, for The Collected Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1890), II, frontispiece.
Painting by W. Artaud (with(?) Edward and Henrietta Barrett). Collection of Mrs. V. and Miss M. Altham. Reproduced Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Letters to her Sister, edited L. Huxley (1929), frontispiece.
Crayon by an unknown artist. Wellesley College Library, Massachusetts. Reproduced D. Hewlett, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1953), facing p 65.
Water-colour by Mrs Barrett (her mother). Collection of Mrs V. and Miss M. Altham.
Reproduced E. B. Browning Letters, edited Huxley, facing p 128.
Painting called Mrs Browning attributed to Sir T. Lawrence. Collection of Charles Avery, New York.
See K. Garlick, 'A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', Walpole Society, XXXIX (1962-4), 42.
Drawing by Arabella Barrett. Dr Armstrong's list.
Water-colour by Alfred Barrett. Collection of E. R. Moulton-Barrett.
Exhibited Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Centenary Exhibition, St Marylebone Central Library, London, 1961 (96). Reproduced D. Hewlett, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1953), frontispiece.
Drawing by W. M. Thackeray (with the artist and Mrs Brookfield). Huntington Library, California.
Reproduced G. N. Ray, Letters and Private Papers of W. M. Thackeray (1945), II, facing 246.
Drawing by L. Dickinson. Dr Armstrong's list.
Painting by T. B. Read. Pennsylvania Historical Society.
Reproduced L. Greer, Browning and America (University of North Carolina Press, 1952), facing p 48.
Silhouette by J. Turner. Browning Sale, 1913 (lot 1411).
Medallion by Marshall Wood. Martin Collection, 1857. Reproduced The National Magazine (14 February 1857), p 313.
Painting by M. Gordigiani (NPG 1899).
Drawing by Mrs E. F. Fox-Bridell. Sotheby's, 12 March 1951 (lot 242).
Reproduced P. Lubbock, Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her Letters (1906), frontispiece.
Photograph by Macaire of Le Havre, engraved by T. O. Barlow for the fourth edition of Aurora Leigh (1859).
Drawing by F. Talfourd (NPG 322).
Drawing by R. Lehmann. British Museum.
Exhibited RA, 1869 (1135). Reproduced R. Lehmann, Men and Women of the Century (1896), no.II.
Posthumous bust by W. W. Story. Keats and Shelley Memorial Museum, Rome.
Reproduced D. Hewlett, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1953), facing p 289.
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Exhibited VE, 1892 (208), lent by J. Moulton-Barrett.
Drawing by F. Leighton. See New Letters of Robert Browning, edited W. C. De Vane and K. L. Knickerbocker (1951), pp 115-6.
Drawing by V. Prinsep, miniature by J. W. Childe, and medallion by M. Smith Dean. Dr Armstrong's list.
Unknown miniature (after 1858 daguerreotype, taken at Le Havre, see above). Collection of Mrs A. C. Whitcombe. Exhibited, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Centenary Exhibition, St Marylebone Central Library, London, 1961 (105).
Silhouette by R. Dighton. Referred to by J.Woodiwiss, British Silhouettes (1965), p 71.
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.