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Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

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Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre, by Carlo Pellegrini, published in Vanity Fair 1 July 1871 -NPG 2741 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

by Carlo Pellegrini
published in Vanity Fair 1 July 1871
11 3/4 in. x 7 3/8 in. (298 mm x 187 mm)
NPG 2741

Inscriptionback to top

Signed in pencil (bottom right): Ape
Inscribed on the mount, which is the original: Sir J. C. Lefevre, K.C.B./July 1st, 1871.

This portraitback to top

This is one of a large collection of original cartoons for Vanity Fair, which were owned and specially mounted by the first proprietor of the magazine, Thomas Bowles. The water-colour of Shaw-Lefevre was published in Vanity Fair as a coloured lithograph (in reverse) on 1 July 1871, as 'Men of the Day, No. 27', with the title, 'La Reyne le veult'.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown hair and whiskers, grey wig. Dressed in a white collar and black legal robes; back or side of a red bench in foreground.

Provenanceback to top

Thomas Bowles; Vanity Fair Sale, Christie's, 8 March 1912 (lot 701); Maggs Brothers, purchased from them, 1934.


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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