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William Etty

William Etty, by Charles Hutton Lear, 1845 -NPG 1456(8) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Etty

by Charles Hutton Lear
6 1/2 in. x 5 7/8 in. (165 mm x 149 mm)
NPG 1456(8)

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Inscribed in chalk (lower right): Etty

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On the reverse is a fragment of a drawing of a seated female nude.

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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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