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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt, by George Richmond, 1825-1850 -NPG 1063 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

by George Richmond
1825-1850
23 in. x 17 in. (584 mm x 432 mm)
NPG 1063

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and inscribed (bottom right): Rt Hon Cornwal [sic] Lewis/G R

This portraitback to top

This is a sketch rather than a finished drawing, but there is no mention of it or of any finished portraits of Lewis in Richmond's 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives). It was purchased with several other portrait drawings.

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The artist, purchased from his executors, 1896.


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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