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John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by George Richmond, 1851 -NPG 2144 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by George Richmond
1851
24 5/8 in. x 18 5/8 in. (626 mm x 473 mm)
NPG 2144

Inscriptionback to top

Signed (bottom left): Geo. Richmond delnt and inscribed and dated (bottom right): Lyndhurst/51
Inscribed on a label, formerly on the back of the drawing: This picture was given to me by Lady Du Cane in Jany./1902 after Lady Lyndhurst's/death. S.C.B. [Sophia Becket].
Inscribed on another label: This picture was given/me by my mother 27 Decr. 1905/C. Aberdare

This portraitback to top

This drawing was engraved by F. Holl, published J. Murray, 1883, and by W. Holl (examples in NPG). A replica was given to Lady Aberdare by her cousin, Lady Rookwood, in 1927.

Referenceback to top

Richmond
G. Richmond, 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 54, under 1851.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, bequeathed by his widow, Lady Lyndhurst, with a life interest for her daughter, Lady Du Cane, 1927.1

1 Lady Du Cane, one of Lord Lyndhurst's daughters, was apparently unaware of the clause in her mother's will, when she gave this drawing to her half-sister, Sophia Clarence Becket, in 1902. Lady Aberdare was rather upset when she discovered that she had to give the drawing up on Lady Du Cane's death in 1927.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1855 (847); VE, 1892 (349).


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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