5 of 15 portraits of John Dalton
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by William Brockedon
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (348 mm x 253 mm) uneven
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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