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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, 1838 -NPG 316a(87) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
19 7/8 in. x 27 1/8 in. (505 mm x 689 mm)
NPG 316a(87)

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Inscribed (bottom left): Lord Melbourne 1838

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These 'camera lucida' drawings apparently relate to the marble bust of Melbourne by Chantrey of 1841, now at Windsor Castle. Chantrey executed another bust of Melbourne in 1828 (private collection), and there is an undated plaster bust at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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The artist, presented by the wife of one of his executors, Mrs George Jones, 1871.

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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