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Thomas Edward Laws Moore

35 of 63 portraits by Stephen Pearce

Thomas Edward Laws Moore, by Stephen Pearce, 1860 -NPG 1215 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Edward Laws Moore

by Stephen Pearce
15 1/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (387 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 1215

This portraitback to top

Pearce records that Moore and Maguire (see NPG 1214) both sat at the same time, and mentions this in a section dealing with 1860. The portrait of Maguire was exhibited the following year at the RA. This is the only recorded portrait of Moore. He is wearing the full-dress uniform (1856 pattern) either of a naval captain with over three years' service, or of a commodore (1st or 2nd class), and the Arctic Medal (1818-55).

Referenceback to top

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

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, bluish eyes, brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark blue naval uniform with gold-braided collar and epaulettes, gilt buttons, and a silver medal with a grey ribbon. Background colour dark greenish-grey.

Provenanceback to top

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

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal Naval Exhibition, Chelsea, 1891 (53a).

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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