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John Dalton

Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Dalton

by Charles Frederick Carter
1842
7/8 in. x 3/4 in. (22 mm x 19 mm) oval
NPG 1102

Inscriptionback to top

Lettered on the surrounding strap: BRITISH ASSOCIATION MANCHESTER 1842.
Beneath is Dalton's signature: John Dalton DCL &c June 28th 1842.

This portraitback to top

Carter's profile of Dalton derives through Benjamin Cheverton's ivory bust to Chantrey's drawing of 1834, NPG 316a(30). It was struck at a meeting of the British Association in Manchester in 1842; another copy is in the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society collection. The same profile appears in a silver circular medal lettered (in reverse): JOHN DALTON, D.C.L. F.R.S. Carter F. engraved for the 'British Philosophers' in Bradshaw's Journal. Carter was born in Birmingham and was a pupil of Halliday.

Provenanceback to top

Given in November 1897 by Richard J. Greene who had bought it at Sotheby's in November 1893 'among a small lot of autograph signatures'.

Exhibitionsback to top

'Cumbrian Characters', Kendal, 1968 (46a).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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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