Search the Collection

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

(1804-1881), Prime Minister and novelist

Sitter associated with 107 portraits
Statesman; first made his mark as a flamboyant literary prodigy; gradually asserted his influence on the Tory Party through his outstanding abilities as a politician and orator, becoming Prime Minister in 1868; guided the Second Reform Bill through Parliament; his diplomatic triumphs included the purchase of the Suez Canal, and the Congress of Berlin; one of the greatest statesmen of his age.

List Thumbnail

Unknown man, formerly known as Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, attributed to Kenneth Macleay - NPG 1293

Unknown man, formerly known as Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

attributed to Kenneth Macleay
watercolour on ivory, circa 1830s-1840s
NPG 1293

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by or after Daniel Maclise - NPG 3093

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by or after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, circa 1833
NPG 3093

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG 6659

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 January 1869
NPG 6659

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower - NPG 652

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower
plaster cast of statuette, 1878-1879
NPG 652

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft - NPG 4671

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft
plaster cast of statuette, 1881
NPG 4671

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG 3241

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1881
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3241

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Lockhart Bogle, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG 925

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Lockhart Bogle, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1892 (1881)
NPG 925

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1760

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of statuette, 1881
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1760

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 860

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, circa 1881
NPG 860

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Robert Glassby, cast by  John Theodore Tussaud - NPG 2655

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Robert Glassby, cast by John Theodore Tussaud
wax cast of death-mask, (1881) 1933
NPG 2655

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax17734

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (early 1860s)
NPG Ax17734

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, after Unknown artist - NPG Ax18295

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18295

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax46252

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (early 1860s)
NPG Ax46252

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax8566

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (early 1860s)
NPG Ax8566

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x650

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s (early 1860s)
NPG x650

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x651

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen cabinet card, circa 1881 (early 1860s)
NPG x651

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x652

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x652

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x653

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x653

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax33505

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax33505

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, an - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, an
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Unknown photographer - NPG x9189

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, late 1860s
NPG x9189

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax18275

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG Ax18275

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17621

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, 1868, published 1881
NPG Ax17621

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG x76461

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x76461

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax46195

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG Ax46195

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x38390

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, 1868
NPG x38390

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x45467

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x45467

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x659

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
woodburytype carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x659

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG x46496

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen cabinet card, circa 1868
NPG x46496

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG x656

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x656

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x662

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
postcard print, 1900s (1868)
NPG x662

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x664

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x664

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x75758

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG x75758

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG x76462

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x76462

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Raphael Tuck, possibly after  W. & D. Downey - NPG x135387

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Raphael Tuck, possibly after W. & D. Downey
chromolithograph, mid-late 1880s (circa 1868)
NPG x135387

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG x137556

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x137556

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG x197069

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x197069

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG Ax5061

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG Ax5061

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Mayall - NPG Ax5060

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG Ax5060

'Group taken at Hughenden Manor', by Henry William Taunt & Co, published by  A.W. Cowan - NPG Ax27804

'Group taken at Hughenden Manor'

by Henry William Taunt & Co, published by A.W. Cowan
woodburytype, 1874, published 1881
NPG Ax27804

'Group taken at Hughenden Manor', by Henry William Taunt & Co - NPG x669

'Group taken at Hughenden Manor'

by Henry William Taunt & Co
albumen cabinet card, 1874
NPG x669

'Politicians - Conservative', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132897

'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132897

'Politicians - Conservative', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x132909

'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1876
NPG x132909

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x665

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
carbon cabinet card, 22 July 1878
NPG x665

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x649

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
carbon cabinet card, 22 July 1878
NPG x649

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x666

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
carbon cabinet card, 22 July 1878
NPG x666

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x668

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
carbon cabinet card, 22 July 1878
NPG x668

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, possibly by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes, published by  Ogden's - NPG x136569

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

possibly by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, 22 July 1878, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136569

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x197068

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
carbon carte-de-visite, 22 July 1878
NPG x197068

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes - NPG x7740

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
carbon cabinet card, 22 July 1878
NPG x7740

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax27779

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by W. & D. Downey
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax27779

'King Edward & His Empire Builders', published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

Related People

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.