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Regency Portraits Catalogue

James Thomson

by Agnes Gardner King, after Elizabeth King (née Thomson)
7 7/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (201 mm x 167 mm)
NPG 1708(b)

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Inscribed in pencil on back by Agnes Gardner King: Dr James Thomson Lord Kelvin's father. Born 1786 died Jan 12,/1849. Portrait taken 1847./Copy by Agnes Gardner King/Dr Thomson by his daughter Elizabeth/This pencil drawing was shown in September 1908 to Mr/Digby who was a student in our grandfather's class/while Uncle William was in Cambridge. He said it recalled/the old Professor more forcibly to his mind than mother's copy/of Graham Gilbert's picture. AGK

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One of a group of pencil drawings of Lord Kelvin and members of his family given by Agnes Gardner King in 1913, see NPG Late Victorian Catalogue (forthcoming).

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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