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Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe

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Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe, by Sir Leslie Ward, published in Vanity Fair 22 July 1876 -NPG 3190 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe

by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 22 July 1876
12 1/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (308 mm x 181 mm)
NPG 3190

Inscriptionback to top

Signed (lower right): Spy
Inscribed on the mount: Lord Cottesloe./July 22, 1876.

This portraitback to top

This is one of a large collection of original studies for Vanity Fair, which were owned and specially mounted by the first proprietor of the magazine, Thomas Bowles. The water-colour of Cottesloe was published in Vanity Fair as a coloured lithograph, on 22 July 1876, with the title, 'Customs'.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey hair. Dressed in a black stock, white shirt, black suit, shoes and top-hat, holding a black cloak(?) over his arm and carrying an umbrella.

Provenanceback to top

Thomas Bowles; Vanity Fair Sale, Christie's, 5 March 1912 (lot 175); A. Yakovleff purchased from him, 1945.


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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