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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde

18 of 102 portraits by Sir Francis Grant

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, by Sir Francis Grant, circa 1860 -NPG 619 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde

by Sir Francis Grant
circa 1860
10 in. x 5 in. (254 mm x 127 mm)
NPG 619

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This is a sketch after Grant's painting of Clyde (in the uniform he wore in India [1]), commissioned by Earl Canning, listed in Grant's 'Sitters Book' (copy of original MS, NPG archives), under the year 1860, exhibited RA, 1861 (131), and SKM, 1868 (454), engraved by S. Cousins, published H. Graves (example in NPG). According to information on the mount, the NPG drawing was executed at Viscount Hardinge's home, South Park, from the artist's recollection of the large picture. The sketch is almost identical with the finished painting except for differences in the pose of the arms. Grant, who was an old friend of the family, gave Hardinge the sketch after finishing it. A copy of the finished painting by F. Graves is at Apsley House, London. A slightly different version, attributed to Grant, was in the collection of J. McClellon, Winnipeg, 1928. Viscount Hardinge was appointed a trustee of the NPG in 1868, and chairman in 1876.

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1) Clyde is wearing a non-regulation undress garment, later called a patrol jacket. He is wearing trousers, tucked into his cavalry boots, 'Napoleons', and his head-dress appears to be a low shako, or kepi shape with a white sun-cover, also incorporating a neck-curtain. His sword is a light cavalry sabre of the old pattern. The tent in the background indicates that he was on service. This information was kindly communicated by the National Army Museum, Camberley.

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Viscount Hardinge, presented by him, 1881.


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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