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Thomas Binney (Benny)

1 of 10 portraits by Charles Auguste Loye ('M.D' or Montbard)

Thomas Binney (Benny), by Charles Auguste Loye ('M.D' or Montbard), published in Vanity Fair 12 October 1872 -NPG 2182 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Binney (Benny)

by Charles Auguste Loye ('M.D' or Montbard)
published in Vanity Fair 12 October 1872
11 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (298 mm x 184 mm)
NPG 2182

Inscriptionback to top

Signed (lower right): MD.
Inscribed on the mount: Rev Thomas Binney,/October 12, 1872.

This portraitback to top

This is one of a large collection of original studies for Vanity Fair, which were all owned and specially mounted by the first proprietor of the magazine, Thomas Bowles. The water-colour of Binney was published in Vanity Fair as a coloured lithograph, on 12 October 1872, as 'Men of the Day, no.51', with the title, 'The Head of the Dissenters.'

Physical descriptionback to top

Sanguine complexion, grey hair. Dressed in white shirt, black clerical costume. Grey pulpit and chair, red cover on reading desk.

Provenanceback to top

Thomas Bowles; Vanity Fair Sale, Christie's, 5 March 1912 (lot 67); W. H. Fairbairns, presented by him, 1928.


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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