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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Adams-Acton
1867
25 in. (635 mm) high
NPG 1588

This portraitback to top

In a letter from the sculptor's widow, Jane Adams-Acton, 'four original models of his finest portrait busts - Gladstone, Beaconsfield, Brougham and Manning' were offered to the NPG in 1910 (letters November-December 1910 in NPG archive). They are described in the Trustees' minutes as 'original plaster casts from the busts modelled by J. Adams-Acton'; Brougham and Manning (NPG 1589) were unanimously accepted. For marble and bronze copies, see NPG 2004.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders in a Scottish plaid, aged 89.

Provenanceback to top

The sculptor and given by his widow in accordance with his wish 1910.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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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