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Sir Henry Cole

20 of 38 portraits by Samuel Laurence

Sir Henry Cole, by Samuel Laurence, 1865 -NPG 1698 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Henry Cole

by Samuel Laurence
25 in. x 19 1/2 in. (635 mm x 495 mm)
NPG 1698

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated (bottom left): Samuel Laurence/Delt. 1865

This portraitback to top

Cole was almost certainly introduced to Laurence by Charles Buller, who was himself drawn by the artist in 1837.

Referenceback to top

F. Miles, 'Samuel Laurence' (typescript copy, NPG library).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, grey eyes, grey hair and beard.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, presented by his son, A. S. Cole, 1913.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1866 (662); VE, 1892 (421).

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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