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Henry Hallam

Henry Hallam, by Gilbert Stuart Newton,  -NPG 2810 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Hallam

attributed to Gilbert Stuart Newton
8 7/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (225 mm x 171 mm)
NPG 2810

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in one hand (lower right): Hallam and in another hand (below): Author of the/Middle Ages

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This drawing was attributed to Newton by the donor, but his reasons for doing so are not known. There is however little reason to doubt it on grounds of style. It was purchased at the same time as several other portrait drawings from the same collection.

Provenanceback to top

M. H. Spielmann, purchased from him, 1936.

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Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'History Section' (199).

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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