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John Murray

3 of 6 portraits by Charles Wellington Furse

John Murray, by Charles Wellington Furse, circa 1891 -NPG 1885 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Murray

by Charles Wellington Furse
circa 1891
44 1/8 in. x 34 1/4 in. (1121 mm x 870 mm)
NPG 1885

Inscriptionback to top

Once apparently signed, but no signature now visible.

Referenceback to top

Illustrated Memoir of Charles Wellington Furse (Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1908), p 98, where misdated 1894.

Physical descriptionback to top

Greyish hair and whiskers, bluish eyes. Dressed in a grey tie, white shirt, grey coat, and brown overcoat and hat. Seated in an armchair, the arms of which are covered in dark red material. Very dark background.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by the sitter's son, A. H. Hallam-Murray, 1920.

Exhibitionsback to top

First Annual Exhibition, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 1891 (4).

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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