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Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby

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Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby, by Daniel Maclise, published 1835 -NPG 3139 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby

by Daniel Maclise
published 1835
8 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (213 mm x 137 mm)
NPG 3139

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Signed with the artist's pseudonym (lower left): Alfred Croquis
Sitter's autograph below: Mulgrave
Inscribed below in pencil in another(?) hand: Author of "Yes & No".

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This is the finished drawing for the engraving of Normanby by Maclise (they are almost identical; the autograph appears in the engraving, but not the signature), published Fraser's Magazine, XII (November 1835), facing 540, as no. 66 of Maclise's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters'. Another more sketchy pencil study is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The NPG drawing was sent to the publisher of the magazine, James Fraser, through the post; on the reverse are various postmarks, 'Cork, 23 or 25 Sept. 1835' (twice), and 'A 29 Sept. 1835', and the address of 'James Fraser Esqre/215 Regent Street/London'. Maclise had come originally from Cork, and must have been revisiting the city in 1835; it is not known whether the drawing itself was executed in Cork. Maclise's eighty or so caricatures of contemporary writers in Fraser's Magazine, accompanied with word sketches by William Maginn, the editor, were one of the chief attractions of the magazine in its early days. Most of the studies and finished drawings for this series were sold after the artist's death, Christie's, 24 June 1870, in large uncatalogued lots.

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Possibly included in the artist's sale, Christie's, 24 June 1870; Appleby Brothers, purchased from them, 1943.


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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