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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.

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[picture: Front Cover, National Portrait Gallery]

Front Cover, National Portrait Gallery

The front cover of this thinnish volume is red, with a black Victorian floral border and ornate gold lettering. [$]

[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: Portrait of Professer Henry Fawcett, M.P.]

Portrait of Professer Henry Fawcett, M.P.

Henry Fawcett was a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party, born in 1833 near Salisbury. He was struck blind in a hunting accident in 1858, and in 1864 was elected Member of Parliament for Brighton, after a [...] [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...] [$]

[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...] [$]


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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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