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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by George Frederic Watts, 1862 -NPG 1012 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by George Frederic Watts
23 7/8 in. x 19 3/4 in. (606 mm x 502 mm)
NPG 1012

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The British Museum have a photograph of a unique impression of a related etching by Watts.

Referenceback to top

'Catalogue of Works by G. F. Watts', compiled by Mrs M. S. Watts (Ms, Watts Gallery, Compton), II, 143.

Physical descriptionback to top

Dark flesh tones, brown eyes and reddish-brown hair. Dressed in a black neck-tie, white shirt, and black coat. Background colour dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, presented by him, 1895.

Exhibitionsback to top

Winter Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, 1882 (23); Art Exhibition at the Inauguration of the Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1885-6 (154); Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887, 'Fine Art Section' (502); TOynbee Hall, 1889; Manchester, 1890; Cardiff, 1894; Winchester School, 1894.

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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