Summers, Charles (1825-78; English)
Sir John Manners-Sutton 1876
Marble, 81 x 63 x 32 cm
Inscribed on reverse: C.SUMMERS Sc. / ROMA / 1876
Purchased, 1877; transferred from NGV to SLV, 1943
State Library of Victoria (H39666)

Manners-Sutton (1814-77), also known as Viscount Canterbury (his title from 1869), was Victorian Governor from 1866-73.


AR 1877, p.75 (as Viscount Canterbury); NGV 1880, p.2; NGV 1894, p.132 (VI.Rotunda, no.33); NGV 1905, p.109 (IV.Vestibule, no.37)

For this work, see SLV online catalogue (details and shown here); and SLV Art of the Collection (2007), p.26

The pre-Felton collection also included a portrait of the sitter by John Botterill, c.1872, in the “Oval portrait” series (NGV 1894, V.i.8 and NGV 1905, V.i.18)