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William Farren

1 of 11 portraits by Richard Rothwell

William Farren, by Richard Rothwell, circa 1829 -NPG 1440 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Farren

by Richard Rothwell
circa 1829
36 in. x 28 1/4 in. (914 mm x 718 mm)
NPG 1440

Referenceback to top

Strickland 1913
W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 307.

Physical descriptionback to top

Pallid complexion, red lips, light brown eyes, greyish-brown hair. Dressed in a black stock, white shirt, red waistcoat, black coat, and red and gilt fob(?). Seated in a red and gilt armchair. Background colour dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

Oswald Hartley, purchased from him, 1906.

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal Hibernian Academy, 1829, according to Strickland.

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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