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Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, by Frederick Richard Say, 1844 -NPG 1806 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

by Frederick Richard Say
56 in. x 44 in. (1422 mm x 1118 mm)
NPG 1806

This portraitback to top

Apparently commissioned by Peel for his 'Statesmen's Gallery', which contained several other portraits by Say, including one of the Earl of Ellenborough (NPG 1805).

Physical descriptionback to top

Blue eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a white shirt, white stock, black suit and waistcoat, with a gold monocle. Brownish red table-cloth, with a blue dispatch box on it (brass handle, with the Queen's arms stamped on it). Behind at right a red curtain. Rest of background light brown.

Provenanceback to top

Sir Robert Peel; sale of Peel Heirlooms, Robinson and Fisher, 6 December 1917 (lot 48), bought by the grandson of the sitter, the 17th Earl of Derby, and presented by him, 1918.

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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