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John Newman

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Newman

by Thomas Woolner
27 3/8 in. (695 mm) high
NPG 1668

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the front of the base: JOHN HENRY NEWMAN and on the side: T. Woolner Sc/1866

This portraitback to top

Related to the marble bust by Woolner of 1866 at Keble College, Oxford. There is another plaster cast at Trinity College, Oxford. The NPG bust was purchased with a collection of other plaster busts by Woolner.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his daughter, Miss Amy Woolner, 1912.

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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