[above] Samuel Laurence (1817-1884), Anthony Trollope, 1864. Charcoal drawing. Parrish Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections.

[below] Samuel Laurence (1817-1884), Anthony Trollope, 1864. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, London. NPG 1680

“Such a week as I have had in sitting!” wrote Anthony Trollope to his editor George Smith. “Only that he is personally such a nice fellow, & has so much to say for himself, I should have been worn out. I have been six times, or seven I think, —& am to go again. He compliments me by telling me that I am a subject very difficult to draw. He has taken infinite pains with it. Of course I myself am no judge of what he has done. Yours always Anthony Trollope” — Trollope to Smith, July 1, 1864 in The Letters of Anthony Trollope,
v. 1 (1983)

From these chalk sketches, Samuel Laurence also created an oil painting, now in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Smith had a series of prints engraved, to be used as frontispieces for various editions by and about Trollope.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), The Small House at Allington (London: Smith, Elder, 1864). Rare Books: South East (RB) RHT 19th-641