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Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort

Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay, 1838 -NPG 4026(5) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (205 mm x 154 mm)
NPG 4026(5)

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated (bottom right): A. D'Orsay/fecit/1838-
Inscribed (bottom centre): Beaufort-

This portraitback to top

There is a lithograph by R. J. Lane, after another portrait of Beaufort by D'Orsay (dated 1840), published J. Mitchell (example in NPG).

Provenanceback to top

Gore House Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May 1849 (lot 1263), bought in; purchased by Sir Thomas Phillips, through T. & W. Boone of New Bond Street, under-bidders at the sale; Phillipps Sale, Sotheby’s, 13 February 1950 (lots 215 and 216).

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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