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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter

Portrait and historical painter; son of the miniaturist, Charles Hayter (1761-1835); studied at Rome; established a good portrait practice; painted 'Trial of Lord William Russell' for the Duke of Bedford; portrait and historical painter to Queen Victoria, 1837; knighted, 1842; chiefly remembered for his large group portraits, of which there are two in the NPG, and several in the Royal Collection.

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.