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John Dalton

John Dalton, by William Brockedon, 1834 -NPG 2515(66) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Dalton

by William Brockedon
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (348 mm x 253 mm) uneven
NPG 2515(66)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed: Sketched during his visit in May 1834 to London.

This portraitback to top

The drawing is accompanied in the Brockedon Album by a letter from Dalton, dated Manchester 20 May 1839, thanking him for a present of a photogenic drawing, probably of a botanic specimen - 'it is the best I have ever seen …’.

Physical descriptionback to top

Half-length seated hands crossed, wearing glasses.

Provenanceback to top

See 'Drawings of Prominent People 1823-49' by W. Brockedon in Richard Ormond, National Portrait Gallery: Early Victorian Portraits, 1973.

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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