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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, by Francis Holl, published by  Henry Thomas Ryall, published by  James Fraser, published by  Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  Eden Upton Eddis, published 1836 - NPG D35411 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

by Francis Holl, published by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Eden Upton Eddis
stipple engraving, published 1836
12 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (326 mm x 260 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 11 5/8 in. (437 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D35411

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  • Eden Upton Eddis (1812-1901), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 101 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • James Fraser (after 1804-1841), Publisher. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
  • Francis Holl (1815-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 100 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Henry Thomas Ryall (1811-1867), Engraver. Artist associated with 52 portraits.

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The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation.


Texas declares its independence from Mexico following a series of battles, including those at the Alamo and Goliad. Sam Houston is the first president of Texas, serving both in 1836-38 and 1841-44.
The city of Adelaide is founded in Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens river, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.

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Ken Kazel

24 March 2016, 13:47

The painting is 30" x24" and housed in a lovely, ornate, gold gilt frame. There are old labels verso. One with a serial number verifying authenticity, with the name of the artist and the name of the sitter, that states it must never be removed. Another is from The Canton Museum of Art. The portrait itself is stunning in it's power and it's presence. Please tell me how I would be able to send or post photos.

Ken Kazel

19 March 2016, 20:37

I believe I have the original Eddis painting of Sir Henry Hardinge. I would be glad to send you photos of the front and back (I don't see a way to attach them here)

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