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Isabella Beeton (Mrs Beeton)

Isabella Beeton (Mrs Beeton), by Maull & Polyblank, 1857 -NPG P3 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Isabella Beeton (Mrs Beeton)

by Maull & Polyblank
1857
7 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (184 mm x 149 mm)
NPG P3

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This is the only known likeness of Mrs Beeton; no other prints from the original negative have survived. The donor thought that the photograph had been tinted by his sister shortly after Mrs Beeton's death.

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The sitter, presented by her son, Sir Mayson Beeton, 1932.

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Daily Mail, 15 April 1936.


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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