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William Mulready

William Mulready, by William Mulready, circa 1835 -NPG 4450 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Mulready

by William Mulready
circa 1835
8 1/2 in. x 6 5/8 in. (216 mm x 168 mm)
NPG 4450

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The date is based on the apparent age of the sitter, and a comparison with other portraits of him. Another drawing from the same source, supposed to be a self-portrait, is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. It shows a young man, not dissimilar in features from the drawing of Mulready by his brother of 1829, but showing no sign of his distinctively shaped lips and cleft chin.

Referenceback to top

NPG Annual Report, 1965-6 (1967), p 20.

Physical descriptionback to top

Florid complexion, reddish-brown hair.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs Hugh Wyndham, a direct descendant of the artist; Appleby brothers; presented by Arthur Appleby, 1965.


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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