J Home Purves [facsimile signature].
London, Published March 1841 by J. Mitchell, No. 33, Old Bond Street. J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty.
Lithograph with colour added by hand, india paper. 210 x 160mm. (8¼ x 6¼".
Portrait of John Home Purves (c.1816 - 1867), soldier, comptroller of the household to H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge. Nephew of Lady Blessington. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue p.524. NPG 4026(49).
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