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Sir (Jonathan) Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt

1 portrait by Samuel Laurence

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir (Jonathan) Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt

by Samuel Laurence
exhibited 1847
54 3/4 in. x 43 1/2 in. (1391 mm x 1105 mm)
NPG 758

This portraitback to top

Pollock was one of Laurence's most constant friends and patrons. Two studies for this portrait are in the collection of Miss Armide Oppé. A copy is owned by Mrs R. C. D'Oyly Mann. Another oil portrait of Pollock by Laurence was exhibited RA, 1847 (168), and a drawing of 1863 is in the NPG (732).

Referenceback to top

Miles
F. Miles, 'Samuel Laurence' (typescript copy, NPG library).

Physical descriptionback to top

Sallowish complexion, greyish eyes, grey wig. Dressed in the red and ermine robes of a judge, with his(?) gold chain of office, holding open a brown leather-bound volume on his knee. Resting the other hand on the red judicial bench on which he is seated. Almost all the background covered by a dark reddish-brown curtain. Lighter brown patch of wall top right-hand corner.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, presented by his son, Sir Frederick Pollock, Bart, 1887.


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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