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George Cruikshank

George Cruikshank, by Elliott & Fry, late 19th century, based on a work of 1872 -NPG 3150 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Cruikshank

after a photograph by Elliott & Fry
late 19th century, based on a work of 1872
10 in. x 8 5/8 in. (254 mm x 219 mm)
NPG 3150

This portraitback to top

This water-colour was previously attributed to Cruikshank, and was given to the NPG as a self-portrait. It is, however, clearly based on a photograph by Elliot and Fry, and cannot be accepted on any grounds as the work of Cruikshank. Its early history is unknown.

Physical descriptionback to top

Ruddy complexion, dark eyes, greyish hair and beard. Dressed in a white shirt, black tie and dark brown coat. Background colour dark reddish-brown with grey streaks.

Provenanceback to top

P. M. Turner, presented by him, 1943.


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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