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A selection of portraits that depict art being made. See also: 'Art in art' (Accessory) and 'Artists and their studios' (Theme).

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William Etty, after a photograph by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG 1368

William Etty

after a photograph by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
oil on millboard, late 19th century, based on a work of 1844
NPG 1368

Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (née Siddal), after Dante Gabriel Rossetti - NPG P1273(2a)

Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (née Siddal)

after Dante Gabriel Rossetti
photograph of drawing, albumen print, circa 1863, based on a work of mid 1850s
NPG P1273(2a)

Two unknown art students at work, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(17)

Two unknown art students at work

by Charles West Cope
pencil, 1855
NPG 3182(17)

Thomas Faed, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(45)

Thomas Faed

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(45)

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, by William Frederick Lake Price - NPG P860

Clarkson Frederick Stanfield

by William Frederick Lake Price
albumen print, arched top, May 1857
NPG P860

Ferdinand Pickering, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(15)

Ferdinand Pickering

by Charles West Cope
pencil, 1862
NPG 3182(15)

A sculptor at work, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(18)

A sculptor at work

by Charles West Cope
pencil, circa 1862
NPG 3182(18)

Emilia Francis (née Strong), Lady Dilke, by Pauline, Lady Trevelyan (née Jermyn), and  Laura Capel Lofft (later Lady Trevelyan) - NPG 1828a

Emilia Francis (née Strong), Lady Dilke

by Pauline, Lady Trevelyan (née Jermyn), and Laura Capel Lofft (later Lady Trevelyan)
oil on millboard, circa 1864
NPG 1828a