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Edward Gibbon Wakefield

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Gibbon Wakefield

by Unknown artist
circa 1820
3 3/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. (86 mm x 70 mm) oval
NPG 1561

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The donor also owned a bust of Wakefield, reproduced A. J. Harrop, The Amazing Career of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1928), frontispiece, perhaps the bust by Park. Mrs Storr's relationship to the sitter is not known, but there is no reason to doubt the identification (comparison with later portraits is almost conclusive). The date is based on costume and the apparent age of the sitter.

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Healthy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a white stock, white shirt, yellow waistcoat and blue coat. Background colour greenish-grey.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs J. Storr, presented by her, 1910.

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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