Gilbert Abbott à Beckett

1 portrait of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, by Charles Couzens, 1855 -NPG 1362 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett

attributed to Charles Couzens
4 3/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (111 mm x 83 mm) oval
NPG 1362

This portraitback to top

According to Arthur à Beckett (letter of 13 February 1904, NPG archives), the miniature was painted by Couzens in 1855.

Referenceback to top

Long 1929
Basil Long, British Miniaturists (1929), p 105.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, grey hair. Dressed in a white shirt, black neck-tie and black coat. Elbow resting on red table. Greenish background colour.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, presented by his son, Arthur à Beckett, 1904.

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.

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