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John Bird Sumner

10 of 22 portraits by George Gammon Adams

John Bird Sumner, by George Gammon Adams, 1863 -NPG 1207 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Bird Sumner

by George Gammon Adams
1863
17 3/4 in. (451 mm) high
NPG 1207

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the back, below the shoulders: G. G. Adams. 1863.

This portraitback to top

Presumably related to the posthumous marble bust of Sumner exhibited RA, 1864 (1057). Several other plaster casts by Adams and a marble bust of Sir William Napier (NPG 1197) were purchased from Mrs Adams.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his widow, 1899.


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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