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Sir William Maynard Gomm

12 of 93 portraits by William Salter

Sir William Maynard Gomm, by William Salter, circa 1834-1840 -NPG 3717 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Maynard Gomm

by William Salter
circa 1834-1840
21 in. x 17 in. (533 mm x 432 mm)
NPG 3717

This portraitback to top

This is one of several studies in the NPG for Salter's large picture of the 'Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House', now in the collection of the Duke of Wellington; the group portrait was engraved by W. Greatbach, published F. G. Moon, 1846 (example in NPG). Gomm is shown in the uniform of a major-general.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes and hair. Dressed in a red uniform with gold-braided collar, epaulettes and cuffs, multi-coloured medals and orders, gold sash, brown sword-belt, gilt sword-hilt and tassels, holding a black hat with white feathers. Brown pillar at left, dark brown curtain covering most of background.

Provenanceback to top

By descent to W. D. Mackenzie, who also owned the group picture, and bequeathed by him, 1929.


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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