7 of 108 portraits by Henry William Pickersgill
- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by Henry William Pickersgill
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed on a label, formerly on the stretcher: John Poole Esqr/H W. Pickersgill/RA
Also on the stretcher was a visiting card for the dealers, J. and W. Vokins.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was engraved by G. Clint, published T. Lupton, 1827 (example in British Museum); it was also engraved by J. Thomson, published Colburn and Bentley, 1831 (example in NPG), for the New Monthly Magazine.
Physical descriptionback to top
Healthy complexion, dark greyish eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a white stock, white shirt, black waistcoat, with gold watch-chain, and black coat. Background curtain colour rich red and brown.
Provenanceback to top
The artist; Pickersgill Sale, Christie's, 16-17 July 1875 (lot 337), presumably bought Vokins; collection of Sir Henry Irving; Irving Sale, Christie's, 16 December 1905 (lot 139); purchased at Christie's, 5 October 1951 (lot 122).
Exhibitionsback to top
RA, 1826 (337).
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.