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Sir William Charles Ross

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Sir William Charles Ross, by Hugh Ross, exhibited 1843 -NPG 1946 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Charles Ross

by Hugh Ross
exhibited 1843
5 in. x 3 7/8 in. (127 mm x 98 mm)
NPG 1946

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on a damaged label, formerly on the back of the picture: Portrait ... [Damaged] te/Sir W[illiam] Charles Ross RA/Painted by his Brother Hugh Ross/Lent for Exhibition/by Hugh Ross Esqr/38 Fitzroy Square/W
Inscribed on another label: Specimens of the late Hugh/Ross from Mrs H Ross/Strand Cottage/Strand on the Green/Chiswick Middl[esex]

This portraitback to top

It is not clear to what exhibitions the labels refer; the sitter moved to 38 Fitzroy Square in 1845.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, brown eyes, greyish hair and whiskers. Dressed in a white stock and neck-tie, white shirt, with green and pearl(?) buttons, blue waistcoat, black coat, and dark over-garment. Background colour brown.

Provenanceback to top

Baroness Burdett-Coutts; purchased from the Burdett-Coutts Sale, Christie's, 11 May 1922 (lot 395).

Reproductionsback to top

J. J. Foster, British Miniature Painters (1898), p 93, plate L; Connoisseur, CXXII (1948), 21.


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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