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William Frederick Witherington; Henry William Pickersgill

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

William Frederick Witherington; Henry William Pickersgill

by Charles West Cope
circa 1862
4 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (110 mm x 86 mm)
NPG 3182(9)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed (top left): Witherington and (lower left): Pickll.

This portraitback to top

On comparison with other portraits, it is clear that this drawing represents H. W. and not F. R. Pickersgill. Both Witherington and H. W. Pickersgill were uncles of the younger Pickersgill, and appear in the drawing to be men of the same age.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; his sale, Christie's, 22 June 1894 (probably lot 27), bought J. P. Heseltine; purchased from Sotheby's, 24 May 1944 (lot 19).


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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