c1902 4vol National Portrait Gallery Illustrated Catalogue Half Tone Lithographs


The National Portrait Gallery

Series One to Four

By the National Portrait Gallery

c1902 - London, Paris and New York - Cassell, Petter and Galpin

11" by 8.5", 160; 160; 160; 160pp


An illustrated catalogue of the National Portrait Gallery, London with eighty half tone lithograph portraits and with a decorative illuminated title page to each volume.

In four volumes, being series one to four.

These are the first of what became a series of twelve volumes first published between 1874-77. With a biographical text and a portrait of each person.

Those features include; Benjamin Disraeli, John Bright, Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Garnet Wolseley, Sir Stafford Northcote, John Walter, Thomas Carlyle, Alfred Tennyson, William Holman Hunt, John Ruskin, Lord Lytton and Robert Browning.

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London, England, housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. The gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining the National Gallery.


In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, with some wear to
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