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Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

5 of 17 portraits of Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, by Frederick Richard Say, 1848 -NPG 4576 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

by Frederick Richard Say
1848
56 in. x 43 7/8 in. (1422 mm x 1114 mm)
NPG 4576

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on the frame, which is almost certainly the original one: THE EARL OF LINCOLN BY SAY 1848

This portraitback to top

Although this portrait is not included in the Clumber House Catalogue (1923), it formed part of the Clumber collection (information from C. G. Stableforth, agent of the Newcastle Estates, in a letter of 19 August 1969, NPG archives). It was presumably commissioned by the sitter, when Earl of Lincoln, or by his father the 4th Duke. Say painted several other prominent statesmen at the time, including Derby and Ellenborough (NPG 1806 and 1805).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes, hair and whiskers. Dressed in a white neck-tie, white shirt, black waistcoat and suit. One hand resting on white papers on top of a variously coloured table-cloth, on the right, with a red leather-bound box full of papers behind. Green drapery at left. Brown and light green pillar on the right. Rest of background various tones of greyish-green.

Provenanceback to top

Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber House; purchased at Christie's, 27 July 1967 (lot 174).


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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