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Oil painting - John Forster in His Library
  • John Forster in His Library
    Ward, Edward Matthew RA, born 1816 - died 1879
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John Forster in His Library

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ward, Edward Matthew RA, born 1816 - died 1879 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

Oil on canvas depicting Mr. J. Forster in his Library.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)


ca. 1850 (painted)


Ward, Edward Matthew RA, born 1816 - died 1879 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas


Height: 63.5 cm estimate, Width: 76.1 cm estimate, Height: 86 cm framed, Width: 98 cm framed, Depth: 8 cm framed

Object history note

Purchased, 1935

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'John Forster in his Library', Edward Matthew Ward, ca. 1850

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

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 295-296
Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.30. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting


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