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(Edward) Onslow Ford

(Edward) Onslow Ford, by John McLure Hamilton, 1893 -NPG 4391 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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(Edward) Onslow Ford

by John McLure Hamilton
Pencil on paper, 1893
17 5/8 in. x 22 1/4 in. (448 mm x 565 mm)
NPG 4391

This portraitback to top

See NPG 1866, for which this appears to be a finished study, and is virtually identical in size.

Both sitter and artist lived in St John’s Wood and were members of its Arts Club, on the closure of which several drawings of members were purchased, including NPG 4404 by Sydney Prior Hall. It is possible that the drawing was presented to the club by John McLure Hamilton in memory of Ford. The sheet is irregularly cut and has suffered spotting and discolouration.

Dr Jan Marsh

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length, profile to right, sculpting clay figure of female torso.

Provenanceback to top

St John’s Wood Art Club, from whom purchased in 1964.

Exhibitionsback to top

Rodin and His Contemporaries, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983.

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