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John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

9 of 22 portraits by George Gammon Adams

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton, by George Gammon Adams, 1863 -NPG 1205 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by George Gammon Adams
1863
32 in. (813 mm) high
NPG 1205

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This cast is directly related to the marble bust of Seaton by Adams of 1863 in the United Service Club, London, exhibited RA, 1864 (1005), reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XLIV (1864), 96, with an accompanying commentary: 'we think this the best bust we have seen from this hand, and the more creditable to him as a posthumous work'. In 1866 Adams executed a bronze statue of Seaton at Mount Wise, Devonport, reproduced as a woodcut ILN, XLIX (1866), 584, a model for which was exhibited RA, 1867 (1013). The NPG bust was purchased at the same time as several other works by Adams.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his widow, 1899.

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Probably Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'Historical Section' (784).


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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