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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt showing his pictures

2 of 2 portraits of Isabella Clerk

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt showing his pictures, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn), 1844 -NPG 2772(28a) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt showing his pictures

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
1844
4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (119 x 150 mm)
NPG 2772(28a)

Inscriptionback to top

Dated (bottom right): March 9th 1844.
Inscribed below the drawing in ink: Sir Robert Peel shewing his pictures. Whitehall Gardens
Inscribed below this in pencil in another hand: Lord Brougham Maria Clerk Sir George Clerk, Sir Robert Peel, Isabella Clerk J. B James Clerk

This portraitback to top

This drawing forms part of an album, and appears on p 8 above a drawing showing a breakfast party at the house of Samuel Rogers. It is reproduced T. Lever, The Life and Times of Sir Robert Peel (1942), facing p 232.

Physical descriptionback to top

Men and women in black dresses and suits. Red carpet, red and white striped sofa, yellowish wall and gilt picture frames.

Provenanceback to top

The Clerk Family; by descent to Miss Clerk, and presented by her, 1935.


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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