- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by Stephen Pearce
15 1/2 in. x 12 7/8 in. (394 mm x 327 mm)
This portraitback to top
McCormick is shown in the full-dress uniform of a deputy inspector-general of hospitals and fleets (1856 pattern), and the Arctic Medal (1818-55). This is the only recorded portrait of him apart from a lithograph reproduced R. McCormick, Voyages of Discovery etc (1884), I, frontispiece.
Physical descriptionback to top
Dark complexion, dark blue(?) eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, and dark blue naval uniform, with gold-braided collar and epaulettes, gilt buttons, and a silver medal with a grey ribbon. Background colour dark grey.
Provenanceback to top
Commissioned or purchased by Colonel John Barrow, and bequeathed by him, 1899.
Exhibitionsback to top
RA, 1856 (315); Royal Naval Exhibition, Chelsea, 1891 (52).
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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