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Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe

18 of 1617 portraits by Sir Leslie Ward

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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