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Sir John Gurney; Charles James Blomfield; Henry Edward Manning

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Sir John Gurney; Charles James Blomfield; Henry Edward Manning, by George Richmond, circa 1840-1845 -NPG 4166 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Gurney; Charles James Blomfield; Henry Edward Manning

by George Richmond
circa 1840-1845
9 in. x 7 1/2 in. (227 mm x 190 mm)
NPG 4166

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed below the figures in pencil, in the artist's hand (from left to right): Bn Gurney Bp London. Archdn Manning and (bottom left): Fulham Palace

This portraitback to top

The inscription below Gurney was misread in the NPG Annual Report as 'SJn(?)'. Gurney (1768-1845) was a baron of the exchequer, and comparison with other portraits of him establishes the identity beyond question. Manning became Archdeacon of Chichester in 1840, and Gurney died in 1845, so the drawing must have been executed between these two dates. Fulham Palace is the official residence of the Bishop of London. All three men sat to Richmond for formal portraits.

Referenceback to top

NPG Annual Report, 1960-1 (1961), p 17.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs John Richmond; E. Kersley; Sir Geoffrey Keynes, presented by him, 1960.


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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