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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield

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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield, by Stephen Pearce, exhibited 1853 -NPG 1223 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield

by Stephen Pearce
exhibited 1853
15 3/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (391 mm x 337 mm)
NPG 1223

Inscriptionback to top

Signed on the back: Stephen Pearce.
Inscribed in the artist's hand on a damaged label, formerly on the back: Captain ... [damaged]/ F.R.S. F.R.C.S./n - n -/painted by Stephen Pearce/55 Berners Street/Oxford Street.

This portraitback to top

Inglefield is wearing the full-dress uniform of a naval commander (1846 pattern), with (from left to right), the Arctic Medal (1818-55), the Sultan of Turkey's Medal for Syria (1840), and the Naval General Service Medal for Syria (1840).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, bluish eyes, brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, and dark blue naval uniform, with gilt buttons, gold-braided collar and epaulettes, and silver medals with multi-coloured ribbons. Background colour dark grey and white-grey (possibly intended to represent clouds).

Provenanceback to top

Commissioned or purchased by Colonel John Barrow, and bequeathed by him, 1899.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1853 (78).


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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