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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Hanning Speke (1827-1864), Explorer in Africa

A painting by W. Waterhouse was exhibited SKM, 1868 and VE, 1892 (86), lent by W. Speke; a painting by H. W. Phillips, with Captain J. A. Grant and a native, was in the collection of Speke's brother-in-law, Sir John Dorrington, exhibited RA, 1864 (324); a copy, representing Speke only, is in the collection of Lord and Lady Milford; a bust by E. G. Papworth senior is in Shire Hall, Taunton, exhibited RA, 1865 (1038); a bust by S. C. Pieroni is in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter; a monument is in Kensington Gardens, London; several photographs and popular woodcuts and engravings are in the NPG, and a photograph by Williams is reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XLIII (1863), 17.

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.