© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax
by Anthony de Brie (Bree), after George Richmond
oil on canvas, late 19th century, based on a work of 1873
36 in. x 27 5/8 in. (914 mm x 702 mm)
Given by the sitter's son, Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax, 1912
- Anthony de Brie (Bree) (1854 or 1855-1921). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond. Artist associated with 325 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
- NPG D35218: Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax (source portrait)
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 207
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 272
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 73, 176
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