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John Bird Sumner

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John Bird Sumner, by George Richmond, engraved 1849 -NPG 2467 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Bird Sumner

by George Richmond
engraved 1849
24 in. x 18 1/2 in. (610 mm x 470 mm)
NPG 2467

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This drawing was engraved by F. Holl, published J. Hogarth, 1849 (example in NPG). Another Richmond drawing of 1835 was in the collection of the sitter's great-great-nephew, Major R. Gibson, 1931. Two other drawings are listed in Richmond's 'Account Book', p 8, under 1833, and p 11, under 1834; one of the two was exhibited RA, 1834 (560).

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Richmond
G. Richmond, 'Account Book' (photostat of original MS, NPG archives), p 49, under 1849.

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The sitter, bequeathed by his granddaughter, Miss Elizabeth Sumner, 1930.


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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