32 of 872 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Making art'
- Extended catalogue entry
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
by John Partridge
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (241 mm x 184 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed and dated (lower right): J. Partridge/- Novr 1825 -/Rome -
This portraitback to top
In the Partridge sketch-book, this drawing precedes what is almost certainly a drawing by Westmacott after one of his statues. The features agree well with a later photograph of Westmacott, and the sculpting chisel he is holding seems conclusive. Besides Gibson, also drawn in the sketch-book (p 32), Westmacott was the only other young English sculptor of any note in Rome at this time.
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Purchased from the artist's collateral descendant, Mrs Ursula Richmond, 1955.
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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