Self-portrait by Edward Collier, oil on canvas, 1683 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Portrait of Samuel de Wilde (1748-1832), artist unknown

Mr Olivier Mertens of The Hague is seeking assistance in identifying the artist of this portrait of Samuel de Wilde (1748-1832). ‘The present painting, which is in very good condition, is painted (in oil) on a metal oval (height approximately 10 inches) and is neither signed nor dated. Nevertheless, the identity of the sitter is […]

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Seeking portraits of Thelma Hulbert

The following call for information from Deborah Smith, Thelma Hulbert Gallery Officer, Plymouth University/Kingston University: I am researching the life of the painter Thelma Hulbert (1913-1995), and I am attempting to trace a portrait painted by Elsie Few (wife of Claude Rodgers) titled ‘Thelma Painting at the Euston Road School’. The painting may be ascribed […]

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Portrait of Sir Robert Turnbull

This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below. Details: Painting, oil on canvas Portrait of Sir Robert Turnbull, Chairman, London & North Western Railway in 1920. 1017 mm x 765 mm The painting was acquired […]

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Portrait of the Earl of Yarborough

This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the comment facility below. Details: Painting, oil on canvas Portrait of the Earl of Yarborough, Chairman, Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway, 1847-1860. 1860. 892 mm x 557 mm Note in the accession register […]

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Portrait of Lord Auckland

This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below. Details: Painting, oil on canvas Portrait of Lord Auckland, Director (1863-1884) and Deputy Chairman, Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (1884-1890). 766 x 636mm Lord Auckland was Director […]

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Portrait of Francis Trevithick (1812-1877)

This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below. Details: Painting, oil on canvas Portrait of Francis Trevithick (1812-1877), Chief mechanical engineer, London & North Western Railway (LNWR), holding drawing of locomotive Cornwall. Unsigned. 1114mm x […]

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Portrait of George Stephenson (1781–1848)

This portrait is in the collection of the National Railway Museum. Thoughts on the artist’s identity would be appreciated – please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below. Details: Painting, oil on canvas Portrait of George Stephenson (1781–1848) in old age, artist unknown. 891 mm x 690 mm Purchased from Holleyman and Treacher Ltd, Bristol, […]

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Seeking information on the artist ‘J. Cooper’

A scholar in the US presents research into this early eighteenth-century artist know only as 'J. Cooper'. For several decades a number of 'folk art' style portraits, usually of courtiers, monarchs or allegorical have shown up in the United States, primarily New England.

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‘Johannes Wendell, Albany, N. America’ 1719

A researcher in the US has submitted the attached images seeking help as the artist’s identity. He adds:  ‘There are a considerable number of portraits extant from Albany from c. 1718 to 1745 by four limners, whose styles are not up to the quality of this portrait. Indeed I see no other colonial limner’s hand […]

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What have we here?

Query submitted by Amelia Marriette, Exhibitions and Collections Curator at Torre Abbey, Torquay Here at Torre Abbey, we are currently undergoing a 4 million pound refurbishment – the second major structural refurbishment in 5 years. This time though, we have had the advantage of having a design company to hand and a limited budget for […]

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