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Sir Charles James Napier

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Sir Charles James Napier, by George Gammon Adams, 1853 -NPG 1198 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Charles James Napier

by George Gammon Adams
28 1/2 in. (724 mm) high
NPG 1198

Inscriptionback to top

Incised below the shoulders at the back: G G Adams. SC. 1853

This portraitback to top

The star on Napier's chest is that of the Bath. The NPG bust is presumably related to the marble bust of Napier by Adams of 1853, exhibited RA, 1854 (1506), and Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'History Section' (783), to the miniature bronze cast of 1853 in the Scottish NPG, and to the colossal bust exhibited RA, 1855 (1844).

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his widow, 1899.

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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