- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
28 in. (711 mm) high
Inscriptionback to top
Incised on the back below the shoulders: The Rt. Hon. JOHN BRIGHT. May 1881.
This portraitback to top
Closely related to the marble bust of Bright by Boehm in the collection of the Earl of Rosebery, Dalmeny, exhibited RA, 1882 (1677). A terra-cotta version was exhibited VE, 1892 (1073), lent by Boehm's executors. Bright records several sittings with Boehm during May 1881 and March 1882 (see Diaries of John Bright, edited R. A. J. Walling (1930), pp 463-5, and 476).
Provenanceback to top
Purchased from the artist's executors, 1891.
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.