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Sir Thomas Bourchier

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Sir Thomas Bourchier, by Samuel Laurence, 1846 -NPG 720 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Bourchier

by Samuel Laurence
1846
16 in. x 12 7/8 in. (406 mm x 327 mm)
NPG 720

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the stretcher (in an old hand): Sir Thomas Bourchier/painted by Mr Laurence/August 1846 aged 55

This portraitback to top

This is the only recorded likeness of Bourchier, and was bequeathed at the same time as a portrait of the donor's father, Admiral Sir Edward Codrington (see NPG 721).

Referenceback to top

Miles
F. Miles, 'Samuel Laurence' (typescript copy, NPG library).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes, grey hair. Dressed in dark stock, white shirt, black coat and yellow waistcoat. Background colour dark reddish-brown.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, bequeathed by his widow, Lady Bourchier, 1884.


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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