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Sir Thomas Erskine Perry

6 of 68 portraits by John Linnell

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Erskine Perry

by John Linnell
1825-1850
10 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in. (260 mm x 311 mm)
NPG 1817

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil (top left): Sir Erskine Perry and (top right): Sir[?] Perry/25 Chester Street/G. P.

This portraitback to top

This drawing was bought in a lot which included several other Linnell water-colours and drawings; thirteen of these were retained by the Gallery, and the rest, of unknown or unimportant sitters, dispersed. A water-colour by Linnell of Lady Perry of 1841 is listed by A. T. Story, Life of John Linnel (1892), II, 258.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; purchased at the Linnell Sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918 (lot 82).


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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