NPG Number
4918
Mkey
120
Sitter/Title
General Phipps, Mrs Norton and 2nd Baron Alvanley at the theatre
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
EdwinLandseer
Date made
circa 1834-1835
Medium
pen and wash
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
general phipps mrs norton and 2nd baron alvanley at the theatre

120

4918

General Phipps, Mrs Norton and 2nd Baron Alvanley at the theatre

by

Edwin Landseer

circa 1834-1835

pen and wash

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The emaciated figure of {Edmund Phipps,|mp3555} Keeper of the Queen's Privy Purse and much involved in Landseer's royal commissions, stands to the left holding a programme and spectacles while the portly {Baron Alvanley|mp93}, a noted Regency buck and spendthrift, leans against a screen on the right. {Mrs Caroline Norton|mp4304} - poet, novelist and society wit - sits between them wearing fashionable snake bandeaux in her hair.