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William Dyce

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William Dyce, by John Partridge, 1825 -NPG 3944(30) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Dyce

by John Partridge
1825
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (240 mm x 184 mm)
NPG 3944(30)

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In the Partridge sketch-book, on the blank page immediately preceding this drawing, is inscribed in pencil, 'Dyce'. No other early portraits of Dyce are known, but this drawing agrees well with later portraits of him, and it seems certain that it is correctly identified. Both Partridge and Dyce were in Rome in 1825.

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Purchased from the artist's collateral descendant, Mrs Ursula Richmond, 1955.

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William Dyce Centenary Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, 1964 (94); The Victorian Vision of Italy, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 1968 (4).


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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