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John Hanning Speke

John Hanning Speke, by Louis Gardie, 1864 -NPG 1739 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Hanning Speke

by Louis Gardie
32 1/4 in. (819 mm) high
NPG 1739

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the front of the base: JOHN HANNING SPEKE/BORN 1827. DIED 1864./"HONOR EST A NILO"
Incised on the back of the shoulders: L Gardie Sculp. 1864 Bath and below, on the back of the base: John Hanning/Speke/Born 1827 Died. 1864.

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According to the donor, in a letter of 26 September 1914 (NPG archives), Gardie was working in Bath, c.1860-70, but he did not know for whom the bust of Speke was executed. Another bust of Speke by Gardie, dated 1865, is in the Royal Geographical Society, London.

Provenanceback to top

Mr King (a solicitor in Bath); purchased at his sale by Alfred Jones, and presented by him, 1914.

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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