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Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

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Charles John Canning, Earl Canning, by George Richmond, 1851 -NPG 1057 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by George Richmond
1851
24 1/4 in. x 18 7/8 in. (616 mm x 479 mm)
NPG 1057

Inscriptionback to top

Signed (bottom left): Geo. Richmond and inscribed (bottom right): Lord Canning

This portraitback to top

No price is given against the drawing of Canning in Richmond's 'Account Book', which suggests that it must be the NPG drawing kept by the artist. Another similar drawing (dated 1852) is in the collection of Lord Harewood, reproduced Sir H. Maxwell, Sixty Years a Queen (1897), p 99. A third drawing is recorded in the artist's 'Account Book', p 17, under 1836. This could not be either the NPG or Harewood drawings, which show Canning as an older man; also in 1836 Canning was not yet 'Lord Canning', as the NPG drawing is inscribed.

Referenceback to top

G. Richmond, 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 54, under 1851.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his executors, 1896.


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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