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Rochfort Maguire

Rochfort Maguire, by Stephen Pearce, 1860 -NPG 1214 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Rochfort Maguire

by Stephen Pearce
1860
15 1/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (387 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 1214

This portraitback to top

This is the only recorded portrait of Maguire. He is wearing the undress uniform of a naval commander (1856 pattern), with (from left to right) the Arctic Medal (1818-55), the China Medal (1842 or 1857), and the Naval General Service Medal (1793-1840).

Referenceback to top

Pearce 1903
S. Pearce, Memories of the Past (1903), p 72.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, dark eyes, brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark neck-tie, white shirt, dark blue waistcoat and naval uniform, with gilt buttons, gold-braided epaulettes, and silver medals with red and grey ribbons. Background colour dark greenish-brown.

Provenanceback to top

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


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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