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Sir George Back

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Back

by William Brockedon
1833
14 1/4 in. x 10 in. (362 mm x 254 mm)
NPG 2515(46)

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Dated (lower left): 10.1.33

This portraitback to top

Accompanied in the Brockedon Album by a letter from the sitter, dated 1 January(?) 1833. Brockedon later made use of this drawing for his painting of Back, now in the Royal Geographical Society, London.

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By descent to Brockedon's daughter, Elizabeth, wife of J. H. Baxendale; bequeathed to the National Gallery by their son, J. W. Baxendale, with a life interest to his son, Colonel J. F. N. Baxendale and male heirs; placed on loan at the NPG by Colonel Baxendale, 1931; on his death in 1958, without male issue, officially transferred to the National Gallery; on permanent loan from the National Gallery since 1958.


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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