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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, by Sir Francis Grant, circa 1849 -NPG 508 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

by Sir Francis Grant
circa 1849
10 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. (267 mm x 216 mm)
NPG 508

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This is a study for the 1849 portrait of Hardinge by Grant in the collection of Viscount Hardinge, a replica of which is also in the NPG (NPG 437). The study is almost identical in pose and detail with the finished work, except that Hardinge is looking further to the right. The arrangement of the fort and tents in the background differs slightly.

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Similar to NPG 437.

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Probably given by the artist to the sitter; 2nd Viscount Hardinge, presented by him, 1878 (at present on loan to the National Army Museum).


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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