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Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt, by Stephen Pearce, 1856 -NPG 906 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

by Stephen Pearce
15 1/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (387 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 906

This portraitback to top

Murchison is apparently wearing the star of the Russian order of St Stanislaus. The date of the portrait was provided by the artist in a memorandum of c.1899 (NPG archives).

Referenceback to top

Pearce 1903
S. Pearce, Memories of the Past (1903), pp 56, 64.

Physical descriptionback to top

Dark complexion, with high-coloured cheeks, blue(?) eyes, dark brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a black stock, white shirt, gold monocle, black waistcoat and coat, with a silver star. Background colour brown.

Provenanceback to top

Commissioned or purchased by Lady Franklin, and bequeathed by her niece, Miss Sophia Cracroft, in accordance with the wishes of her aunt, 1892.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1857 (51).

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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