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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Supporters and Acknowledgements

Working under the supervision of Dr Peter Funnell, Head of Research and Senior Curator, the catalogue has been written by Carol Blackett-Ord and Dr Jan Marsh with Elizabeth Heath and additional support from Magdalene Keaney. Copy editing is by Alison Effeny and Jonathan Wadman the online catalogue has been designed by CogApp. We are indebted to David Saywell, Julia Bell, Mary Jennings, Jonathan Williamson, Lucy Elder and Heather Tilley in the Gallery’s Digital Programmes Department, staff in the Photographs Department especially Terence Pepper and Constantia Nicolaides, and to the staff of the Heinz Archive and Library which is the central resource for the Gallery’s cataloguing projects.


  • The Getty Foundation
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • The Finnis Scott Foundation
  • Marc Fitch Fund
  • The Aurelius Charitable Trust
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • Anonymous donor


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