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Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

3 of 22 portraits by George Gammon Adams

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, by George Gammon Adams, 1850 -NPG 1202 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

by George Gammon Adams
1850
30 3/4 in. (781 mm) high
NPG 1202

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the back of the shoulders: G.G. Adams Sc. 1850

This portraitback to top

Similar to the 'model for a bust' exhibited RA, 1851 (1369), discussed and reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XVI (1850), 212:

'A fine bust of Viscount Gough has just been modelled by Mr G. G. Adams, 5, Eccleston-street East, Pimlico; and will be executed in marble after it has been exhibited for a short time at Messrs Colnaghi and Co's, Pall-Mall East. The likeness of the veteran hero is remarkably striking.'
It is not known if the bust was ever executed in marble; no record of it survives. The NPG bust shows Gough wearing the star of the Bath. It was purchased at the same time as several other plaster busts and a marble bust of Sir William Napier (NPG 1198).

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his widow, 1899.


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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