Sir George Elliot
- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir George Elliot
by Sir George Hayter
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (340 mm x 267 mm)
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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