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Robert McCormick

Robert McCormick, by Stephen Pearce, circa 1856 -NPG 1216 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Robert McCormick

by Stephen Pearce
circa 1856
15 1/2 in. x 12 7/8 in. (394 mm x 327 mm)
NPG 1216

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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