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Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock, by Stephen Pearce, 1856 -NPG 1226 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir (Francis) Leopold McClintock

by Stephen Pearce
15 1/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (384 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 1226

This portraitback to top

The head in this portrait is almost identical with the larger portrait of McClintock (NPG 1211), but the pose, costume and setting are entirely different. McClintock is wearing the full-dress uniform of a naval captain (1856 pattern) with less than three years service, and the Arctic Medal (1818-55). Either this portrait, or NPG 919, was engraved by H. Davis, published Graves, 1860 (example in British Museum). The date was provided by the artist in a memorandum of c.1899 (NPG archives).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, dark bluish(?) eyes, dark brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a white shirt, and dark blue naval uniform, with gold-braided collar and epaulettes, gilt buttons, and a silver medal with grey ribbon. Background colour dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

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

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1857 (40); possibly the portrait (or NPG 1211) in the Royal Naval Exhibition, Chelsea, 1891 (50).

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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