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William Etty

6 of 29 portraits by Charles Hutton Lear

William Etty, by Charles Hutton Lear, 1845 -NPG 1456(6) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Etty

by Charles Hutton Lear
1845
10 in. x 5 1/2 in. (252 mm x 140 mm)
NPG 1456(6)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in chalk (lower left): W Etty/Octr/1845

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All three drawings of Etty by Lear were executed in the life school of the Royal Academy in 1845; Etty was a visitor in this year. One of them was enclosed by Lear in a letter to his family of 1845 (copy, NPG archives): 'No.1 is a sketch of Etty and, though I say it, very like.'

Provenanceback to top

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

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D. Farr, William Etty (1958), plate 1.


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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