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Thomas Faed

Thomas Faed, by David Wilkie Wynfield, 1860s -NPG P73 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Faed

by David Wilkie Wynfield
Albumen print , 1860s
8 1/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (206 mm x 162 mm)

Inscriptionback to top

On mount below print, photographic facsimile of sitter’s autograph.

This portraitback to top

This is one of the sequence of photographic portraits of sitters in historical costume taken by David Wilkie Wynfield. The image was registered on 8 December 1863 as ‘Thomas Faed A.R.A. in medieval costume’[1] and published in ‘Part 1: the Flemish and Dutch Schools’ in Wynfield’s part-work The Studio (1864). Although the costume would now more commonly be called ‘Tudor-style’, in the mid-nineteenth century the term ‘medieval’ often denoted any period before 1600. The collar shown looks similar to that worn by John Dawson Watson in an image by Wynfield now in the Royal Academy collection.

At this date, Faed’s residence was in St John’s Wood, where many of Wynfield’s sitters lived.

Additional prints of this image are Birmingham MAG, 1978P420 and (more faded) V&A, London, 136-1945 Another, more faded but slightly wider print, also with a facsimile signature, was offered at Bonhams Printed Books, 18/19 June 2002 (697).

See NPG collection P70–P100

Dr Jan Marsh

Footnotesback to top

1) Reg. for copyright 1863 Dec. 8: National Archives (copy 1/5) [image not attached].

Physical descriptionback to top

Quarter-length, profile to left, right hand to chest, wearing white collar or ruff and dark velvet jacket.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased 1979.

Reproductionsback to top

Hacking 2000, pl.20.

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