Richard Lemon Lander
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- set matching 'Drawings of prominent people by Brockedon'
- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Richard Lemon Lander
by William Brockedon
14 3/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. (375 mm x 271 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Dated (lower left): 27.11.31
This portraitback to top
Accompanied in the Brockedon Album by a letter from the sitter, dated 10 October 1832. In a letter of 1 May 1834, John Lander wrote to Brockedon from Liverpool:
'May I request my dear Sir (if you have not already sent it off) that the sketch of my lamented brother, which you have so kindly promised me, may be left at your house, till you hear from me again. It is now become invaluable to me, & I should be afraid of some accident, were you to send it here by a strange hand. I shall keep it for ever in memory of my dear brother to whom I was tenderly attached & as a proof of your own extreme kindness to him & me.'
Presumably John Lander never collected the drawing, unless Brockedon executed a copy for his own album, and returned the original. This drawing was used as a study for paintings and a bust of Lander by Brockedon (see NPG 2442).
Provenanceback to top
By descent to Brockedon's daughter, Elizabeth, wife of J. H. Baxendale; bequeathed to the National Gallery by their son, J. W. Baxendale, with a life interest to his son, Colonel J. F. N. Baxendale and male heirs; placed on loan at the NPG by Colonel Baxendale, 1931; on his death in 1958, without male issue, officially transferred to the National Gallery; on permanent loan from the National Gallery since 1958.
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.