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Oil painting - John Forster
  • John Forster
    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870
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John Forster

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1830 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by D. R. Crawfurth Smith

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Half length portrait of John Forster in a black coat against a black background.

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)


1830 (painted)


Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


Height: 76.2 cm approx., Width: 63.5 cm approx., :

Object history note

Given by D. R. Crawfurth Smith, 1935

Descriptive line

Portrait of John Forster (1812-1876) by Daniel Maclise R.A. Great Britain, 1830.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 184-85
Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.28. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted



Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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