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Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau, by George Richmond, 1849 -NPG 1796 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Harriet Martineau

by George Richmond
1849
24 5/8 in. x 18 5/8 in. (626 mm x 473 mm)
NPG 1796

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated (bottom left): George Richmond delnt 1849.

This portraitback to top

This drawing was engraved by F. Holl (example in NPG). E. H. Hodgson gave what he thought was another version of the drawing to a women's institution in the north of England (memorandum of an interview, 19 March 1941, NPG archives). Only one drawing, however, is listed in Richmond's 'Account Book'.

Referenceback to top

Richmond
G. Richmond 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 50, under 1849.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, bequeathed by her niece, Miss Emily Higginson, 1917.

Reproductionsback to top

Reproduced as a woodcut, ILN, LXIX (1876), 61; V. Wheatley, The Life and Work of Harriet Martineau (1957), frontispiece.


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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