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Sir George Gilbert Scott Sr

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Sir George Gilbert Scott Sr, by George Richmond, 1877 -NPG 1061 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Gilbert Scott Sr

by George Richmond
18 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in. (470 mm x 318 mm)
NPG 1061

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated (top right): Sir Gilbert Scott. RA./June 27. 1877./Geo Richmond
Inscribed on the left: Nose and upper left: Eyes.

This portraitback to top

This is a study for the oil painting in the Royal Institute of British Architects, listed in Richmond's 'Account Book' (photostat copy, NPG archives), p 94, under 1877, exhibited RA, 1878 (460), and VE, 1892 (196), etched by A. L. Merritt, published 1879 (example in British Museum). A smaller variant version, said to have been painted around 1870, is in the Royal Academy, presented by the artist, 1886. There is a reference in Richmond's 'Account Book', p 86, to a portrait begun in 1870, possibly a reference to one of the oils. The NPG drawing was purchased with several other Richmond items. It was apparently engraved for Scott's Personal and Professional Recollections, edited G. G. Scott (1879), frontispiece.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his executors, 1896.

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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