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Sir Arthur Helps

Sir Arthur Helps, by George Richmond, 1858 -NPG 2027 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Arthur Helps

by George Richmond
23 3/8 in. x 17 3/4 in. (594 mm x 451 mm)
NPG 2027

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Signed and dated (bottom left): Geo. Richmond delnt 1858.

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According to the donor (letter of 11 February 1921, NPG archives) this portrait was executed at the wish of Queen Victoria, who desired that it should eventually be presented to this collection. Edward VII expressed a similar wish.

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G. Richmond, 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 68.

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The sitter, bequeathed by his daughter, Miss Alice Helps, 1924.

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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