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George Grote

George Grote, by Thomas Stewardson, 1824 -NPG 365 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Grote

by Thomas Stewardson
35 3/4 in. x 28 in. (908 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 365

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This painting was engraved by J. Brown, published J. Murray, 1873 (example in NPG), for Mrs Grote's Personal Life of George Grote. The name of the artist and the date were apparently provided by the donor, probably by word of mouth, as they are not mentioned in any correspondence. Scharf listed them in his first catalogue of the NPG collection (1888). Grote is seen reading a book, the only decipherable word being Car at the top of the page; it may possibly be a dictionary.

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Healthy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a white stock, white scarf(?), dark green coat with dark velvet collar. Reading book on a red-covered table. Greenish background.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, presented by his widow, 1873.

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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