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Samuel Sharpe

Samuel Sharpe, by Matilda Sharpe, 1868 -NPG 1476 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Samuel Sharpe

by Matilda Sharpe
23 3/4 in. x 20 in. (603 mm x 508 mm)
NPG 1476

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated on the back of the canvas: Samuel Sharpe/His Daughter/Matilda Sharpe/Pingebat/1868
Inscribed on the front of the canvas in white (top left-hand corner): Samuel/Sharpe/1868

This portraitback to top

This is the only recorded portrait of Sharpe. It was presented with a portrait of Joseph Bonomi (NPG 1477).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, grey hair and whiskers (eyes not visible). Dressed in a black stock, white shirt, black coat and waistcoat. Reading a dark-covered book, the pages with red edges. Seated in a red chair (the back just visible on the left). Two small standing Egyptian statuettes on a table at the right. Background colour green.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, presented by her and her sister, Miss Emily Sharpe, 1907.

Exhibitionsback to top

Channing School, Highgate, London, 1960.

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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