- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by Sir William Boxall
24 in. x 17 5/8 in. (610 mm x 448 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed on a label on the back of the panel, in an old hand: Mr Lewis Cubitt painted by Boxall/1845
This portraitback to top
Lord Ashcombe, a descendant of the sitter, confirmed the identification (memorandum of an interview, 10 April 1959, NPG archives), and stated that he knew the writing on the label, but did not know which member of the family had written it (he had seen similar labels of the same type). A comparison with a portrait of Cubitt by an unknown artist at the offices of Holland, Hannen and Cubitt further establishes the identity. No other portraits of Cubitt are known.
Referenceback to top
NPG Annual Report, 1959-60 (1960), p 7.
Physical descriptionback to top
Healthy complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a white shirt, black neck-tie and coat. Seated in a red-covered chair. Dark table to left with papers, inkstand and quill pen on it. Background colour various tones of brown and grey.
Provenanceback to top
Purchased from J. A. Tooth Ltd, 1959.
Exhibitionsback to top
Presumably the portrait exhibited RA, 1854 (296).
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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