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31 People in sitter grouping: Anti-Corn Law League

The Anti-Corn Law League was established in response to the British Corn laws, first imposed in 1804, which raised the price of importing bread and grain, favouring the rich landlords, and landed gentry. Initially, in 1838, there were many local branches, whose members were drawn from the industrial middle classes, but in March 1839, Richard Cobden unified these to become the Anti-Corn Law League. After several periods of economic depression and the Irish potato famine, the matter was brought to a head, and in 1846, Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel was forced to pass a new Corn Law setting a new low duty rate on the import of oats, wheat and barley. With abolition achieved, the league dissolved.

Henry Ashworth

1794-1880
Founder of Anti-Corn Law League; friend of Cobden
Sitter in 1 portrait

Walter Bagehot

1826-1877
Economist and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Edward Baines

1800-1890
Journalist, politician; MP for Leeds and educationist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Sir Thomas Bazley, 1st Bt

1797-1885
Cotton manufacturer and politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir John Bowring

1792-1872
Political economist, traveller and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong
Sitter associated with 18 portraits

John Bright

1811-1889
Statesman and orator
Sitter associated with 89 portraits

Sir William Brown, 1st Bt

1784-1864
Merchant and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait

James Silk Buckingham

1786-1855
Writer and traveller
Sitter in 4 portraits

Richard Cobden

1804-1865
Politician; MP for several constituencies, manufacturer and free trade campaigner
Sitter in 47 portraits

Samuel Courtauld

1876-1947
Industrialist and patron of the arts
Sitter in 3 portraits

John Passmore Edwards

1823-1911
Newspaper editor and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Ebenezer Elliott

1781-1849
Called the 'Corn Law Rhymer', poet and bar-iron merchant
Sitter in 1 portrait

William Johnson Fox

1786-1864
Religious and political orator, politician; MP for Oldham and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Thomas Milner Gibson

1806-1884
Politician; President of the Board of Trade
Sitter in 13 portraits

Joseph Hume

1777-1855
Doctor and radical politician; MP for several constituencies
Sitter associated with 72 portraits

Henry Hunt

1773-1835
Radical politician and demagogue; MP for Preston
Sitter associated with 14 portraits

Daniel O'Connell

1775-1847
Irish politician; MP for several constituencies
Sitter associated with 203 portraits

Francis Place

1771-1854
Political and social reformer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Thomas Bayley Potter

1817-1898
Politician
Sitter in 2 portraits

William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl of Radnor

1779-1869
Whig politician
Sitter in 4 portraits