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Sir James Outram, 1st Bt

2 of 6 portraits by Thomas Brigstocke

Sir James Outram, 1st Bt, by Thomas Brigstocke, circa 1863 -NPG 661 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir James Outram, 1st Bt

by Thomas Brigstocke
circa 1863
27 3/4 in. x 19 7/8 in. (705 mm x 505 mm)
NPG 661

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This is a study for the painting of Outram by Brigstocke in the Oriental Club, London, exhibited RA, 1863 (346), of which there is a lithograph by R. J. Lane of 1863 (example in NPG); another version was in the collection of Henry Havelock Allan, 1909. A photograph of the NPG painting taken at the 1868 exhibition (example in NPG) shows that Brigstocke subsequently cut it down in size, softened the features, and washed out the details of costume and medals, which had previously been roughly indicated in chalk; there are still enough identical details to identify the NPG portrait as the one exhibited by Brigstocke.

Referenceback to top

G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXX, 13.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair and beard. The red of the uniform indicated on the shoulders, the rest of the canvas below white and unfinished. Background colour dark blue-grey.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; sold Messrs Foster, 3 May 1882 (lot 113), bought Colnaghi, and purchased from them, 1882.

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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