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John Newman

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Newman

by George Richmond
16 1/4 in. x 13 1/4 in. (413 mm x 337 mm)
NPG 1065

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This is a study for the drawing of 18 at Oriel College, Oxford. In a letter of 15 July 1896 (NPG archives), one of Richmond's executors, F. W. Farrer, wrote about the NPG drawing, 'which my eldest brother who knew Newman well liked better than the engraved drawing - I mean thought it a better likeness'.

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The artist, purchased from his executors, 1896.

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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