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Augustus Leopold Egg

5 of 29 portraits by Charles Hutton Lear

Augustus Leopold Egg, by Charles Hutton Lear, 1845 -NPG 1456(5) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Augustus Leopold Egg

by Charles Hutton Lear
2 3/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. (70 mm x 44 mm)
NPG 1456(5)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed (lower right): A. Egg/ Nov 45

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This drawing was done in the life school of the Royal Academy, where Lear was a student, and was sent, together with others, in an undated letter to his parents (copy in NPG archives): 'No.3 a very hasty sketch of Egg who came into the school for a few moments & while he stood looking at the figure I made it'.

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The artist; bequeathed to John Elliot, and presented by him, 1907.

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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