National Portrait Gallery, The (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover, National Portrait Gallery]

Images from The National Portrait Gallery (c. 1888), published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris and New York, and printed by Maclure & Macdonald, Lithographers, London.

Title: National Portrait Gallery, The

Author: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.

Published by: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.

Date: 1888

Total items: 7

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Frontispiece: The Right Hon. Lord Penzance.]

Frontispiece: The Right Hon. Lord Penzance.

A colour portrait of Mr. James Plaisted Wilde, the fourth son of Edward Archer Wilde, Esq., born in 1816. He became Judge of the Court of Probate and Judge Ordinary of the Divorce Court in 1863; he was made Baron Penzance of Penzance, in Cornwall, in 1869. In the nineteenth century, Penzance was associated with the Public [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Victorian floral border from title page]

Victorian floral border from title page

The title page of “National Portrait Gallery” is surrounded by this ornate and intricate floral border. The border contains four inset designs: the three lions of England, the rampant lion (i.e. sideways-facing on one leg) of Scotland, three feathers in a crown, representing Wales, and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Title page from National Portrait Gallery]

Title page from National Portrait Gallery

The title page appears at first quite ordinary, but on closer inspection is in fact very startling. The reason is that the yellow colour has been printed! To be sure there is also foxing and browning, but the intricate Victorian engraved border has a plain white background, and also the capital letters in “The National Portrait Gallery” have white [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol]

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol

Charles John Ellicott was born in 1819 in Whitwell, between Stamford and Oakham in Rutland, and died in Kent in 1905. As a bishop he was a supporter of the temperance movement in England. [more...] [$]

[picture: Portrait of Admiral the Hon. H. J. Rous.]

Portrait of Admiral the Hon. H. J. Rous.

Henry John Routhe second son of the first Earl of Stradbroke, by his second wife, Charlotte Maria, daughter of A. Whittaker, Esq., was born at Henham Hall, Suffolk, on hte [...]Repulse, later on the Victory (Nelson’s ship), and from 1812 to 1814 in the Bacchante under Sir William Hoste. He continued to distinguish himself, defetaing pirates and escaping shipwreck. [more...] [$]


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Images from The National Portrait Gallery (c. 1888), published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris and New York, and printed by Maclure & Macdonald, Lithographers, London.


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