Sir George Elliot

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Elliot

by Sir George Hayter
1834
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (340 mm x 267 mm)
NPG 2511

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated (bottom left-hand corner): Sketch George Hayter 1834
Inscribed in the artist's hand in ink, on a label (formerly on the back of the picture): Honble Captn George Elliot. Secretary to/The Admiralty, member for Roxburghshire/Study for my Great Picture of the House of Commons/of 1833/George Hayter 1834

This portraitback to top

This sketch is a study for Hayter's large picture of 'The House of Commons, 1833' (NPG 54), and was presented at the same time as another sketch for the same picture of the Marquess of Breadalbane (NPG 2510). Both sketches were purchased by Queen Mary from a shop in Harrogate. No other portraits of Elliot are recorded.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a white shirt, white stock, and dark coat. Background colour light brown.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; Hayter Sale, Christie's, 21 April 1871 (lot 541), bought Miller; Queen Mary, presented by her, 1931.


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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