Sir Horatio Thomas Austin

1 portrait of Sir Horatio Thomas Austin

Sir Horatio Thomas Austin, by Stephen Pearce, 1860 -NPG 1218 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Horatio Thomas Austin

by Stephen Pearce
15 3/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (390 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 1218

This portraitback to top

Pearce records that he painted Austin in 1860. Austin is wearing the undress uniform of a rear-admiral (1856 pattern), with (from left to right), the order of the Bath (CB), the Naval General Service Medal (1793-1840) with two bars, the Arctic Medal (1818-55), and the Sultan's Medal for Syria (1840). The order round his neck has not been identified.

Referenceback to top

Pearce 1903
S. Pearce, Memories of the Past (1903), pp 71-2.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, bluish eyes, grey hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark necktie, white shirt and waistcoat, and a dark blue naval uniform with gold buttons and epaulettes, silver order round his neck with blue and red ribbon, white enamel star, silver and gold medals with multi-coloured ribbons. Background colour dark brownish-grey.

Provenanceback to top

Commissioned or purchased by Colonel John Barrow, and bequeathed by him, 1899.

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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