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(John) Frederick Denison Maurice

12 of 38 portraits by Samuel Laurence

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice, by Samuel Laurence, circa 1846 -NPG 1709 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice

by Samuel Laurence
circa 1846
17 3/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (451 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 1709

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Inscribed (lower right): FD Maurice

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Maurice's apparent age in this drawing suggests a date nearer 1840 than 1846, so this may not be the portrait exhibited in 1846. On the other hand, Laurence may not have exhibited the drawing immediately, or he may have made Maurice look younger than he was. An entry in the 'Journal' of Caroline Fox, 18 May 1846, may refer to it: 'Interesting time with Laurence ... He has much enjoyed F. D. Maurice's sittings lately, and dwelt upon the delicate tenderness of his character' (Memories of Old Friends: Being Extracts from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox, edited H. N. Pym (2nd edition, 1883), p 253).

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F. Miles, 'Samuel Laurence' (typescript, NPG library).

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Presented by Sir Michael and Lady Sadler, 1913.

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Probably RA, 1846 (1037).

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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