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Sir Charles James Napier

Sir Charles James Napier, by Edwin Williams, 1849 -NPG 1369 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles James Napier

by Edwin Williams
21 3/8 in. x 18 5/8 in. (543 mm x 473 mm)
NPG 1369

Inscriptionback to top

Apparently signed (the signature partially obscured by over-painting) lower right: E Williams[?]

This portraitback to top

This painting was engraved by H. Robinson, published A. Whitcombe, Cheltenham, and Colnaghi, 1849 (example in NPG); according to the inscription on the engraving, the original was executed in Cheltenham in March 1849. It is not connected with the 1853 portrait of Napier by Williams.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, greyish hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark neck-tie, white shirt, yellowish waistcoat and dark brown coat (last two unfinished). Seated at a table, holding a quill pen. Background colour white and yellow (unfinished).

Provenanceback to top

Messrs Leggatt, purchased from them, 1904.

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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