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George Stephenson

George Stephenson, by Henry William Pickersgill, circa 1845 -NPG 410 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Stephenson

by Henry William Pickersgill
circa 1845
44 in. x 34 1/4 in. (1118 mm x 870 mm)
NPG 410

Physical descriptionback to top

Three-quarter-length seated in green leather armchair holding a paper, black suit, white collar and neckcloth; white hair, dark grey eyes, ruddy complexion; plain greenish-brown background.

Provenanceback to top

Bought by NPG at the Pickersgill sale Christie's 17 July 1875 (320) together with portraits of Godwin, Hannah More and Jeremy Bentham.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1845 (234), of another version at Newton-le-Willows, signed and dated: P. 1845.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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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