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George Bradshaw

6 of 10 portraits by Richard Evans

George Bradshaw, by Richard Evans, 1841 -NPG 2201 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Bradshaw

by Richard Evans
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 2201

This portraitback to top

The name of the artist and the date were contained in the will of Christopher Bradshaw (relevant extract in letter from his executors of 26 June 1928, NPG archives). On the wall behind the sitter is one of his maps of the railways. This is the only recorded portrait of him.

Physical descriptionback to top

Fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair with grey streaks. Dressed in a white stock, white shirt, and very dark grey suit. Seated in an armchair with deep red covering. Map on wall light grey colour. Rest of background dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, bequeathed by his son, Christopher Bradshaw, 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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