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James Sheridan Knowles

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

James Sheridan Knowles

by Wilhelm Trautschold
exhibited 1849
44 1/2 in. x 34 5/8 in. (1130 mm x 880 mm)
NPG 2003

This portraitback to top

The portrait was probably commissioned by the donor's father, James Muspratt, who was a close friend of both Knowles and the artist. The donor, himself the godson of Knowles, also bequeathed a bust of Lord Brougham by J. Adams Acton (NPG 2004). For another portrait by Trautschold see under Thomas Graham in this catalogue (NPG 2164).

Physical descriptionback to top

Rubicund complexion, bluish-grey eyes, light brown hair. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, and black suit. Seated in a red armchair. Background colour dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

Edmund Knowles Muspratt, bequeathed by him, 1923.


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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