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Sir Henry Kellett

25 of 63 portraits by Stephen Pearce

Sir Henry Kellett, by Stephen Pearce, exhibited 1856 -NPG 1222 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Henry Kellett

by Stephen Pearce
exhibited 1856
15 1/2 in. x 13 in. (394 mm x 330 mm)
NPG 1222

This portraitback to top

Kellett is wearing the full-dress uniform (1856 pattern) either of a naval captain with over three years service, or of a commodore (1st or 2nd class), with (from left to right) the Arctic Medal (1818-55), the Bath (CB) and the China Medal (1842).

Referenceback to top

Pearce 1903
S. Pearce, Memories of the Past (1903), p 60.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, greyish eyes, grey hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, and dark blue naval uniform with gold-braided collar and epaulettes, gilt buttons, white enamel star and silver medals with multi-coloured ribbons. Background colour brown.

Provenanceback to top

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

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1856 (37); Royal Naval Exhibition, Chelsea, 1891 (47).


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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