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Edward Bouverie Pusey with his family at breakfast

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Edward Bouverie Pusey with his family at breakfast, by Clara Pusey, 1856 -NPG 4541(4a) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Bouverie Pusey with his family at breakfast

by Clara Pusey
7 1/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (181 mm x 226 mm)
NPG 4541(4a)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in ink (top left): No 1 Christ Church express and dated in pencil (lower right): 13th September/1856.
Below is part of a letter from Clara Pusey, and pasted onto the drawing are type-written labels identifying the figures.

This portraitback to top

This drawing of the Puseys at breakfast, and a companion one of the Herberts on the reverse, was sent by Clara Pusey to Alice Herbert, as an amusing commentary on the friendship between themselves and their families. The inscription is given at length in the discussion of the collection as a whole. The figures at the table are, from left to right, a servant, the Rev J. Brine, Alice Herbert, Clara Pusey, Edith Pusey, Robinson, Mrs Brine, Sidney Pusey and Dr Edward Pusey.

Provenanceback to top

Peter Eaton; Theodore Hoffman, purchased from him, 1967.

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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