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James Hall Nasmyth

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

James Hall Nasmyth

by George Bernard O'Neill
1874
14 1/2 in. x 12 1/8 in. (368 mm x 308 mm)
NPG 1582

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on a damaged label, formerly on the back of the picture: [Por]trait of James Nasmyth/[Inv]entor of the Steam hammer/ ... [missing] 1874 by G B - O'Neill

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, greyish eyes, grey hair and whiskers. Dressed in a blue neck-tie, white shirt, grey waistcoat, and dark grey coat. Background colour brown.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from him, 1910.


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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