Sir Henry Cole

1 portrait on display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Henry Cole

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
28 1/2 in. (724 mm) high
NPG 865

Inscriptionback to top

Incised (below the shoulder): Boehm. 1875. Sir Henry Cole C. B.

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One of an edition of casts presumably related to the marble bust of Cole by Boehm, exhibited RA, 1876 (1453). Another plaster bust, identical to the NPG type, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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The artist, purchased from his 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.

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