Portrait of Thomas Carlyle on his Eighty-Fourth Birthday by Helen Allingham

Carlyle, lying on a sofa in the drawing-room of his home in Cheyne Row.


17 x 14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£550 ( Total: £550)
Acquired in:
Michael Bryan

Signed, and inscribed by the artist on the back of the frame: 'Carlyle as we found him when we called at Cheyne Row on his 84th birthday. H.A.' Carlyle told Allingham's husband: 'Your wife is the only person who has made a successful portrait of me, though many have tried'.

Venue details

Carlyle's House 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, LONDON London SW3 5HL 020 7352 7087 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carlyles-house

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass (standard entry price £6.00)

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