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John Bright

(1811-1889), Statesman and orator

Sitter associated with 92 portraits
One of the most important and influential political figures of the age. Bright managed his family's cotton mills before entering public life in the 1830s. A radical orator and Liberal politician, he led the agitation for the repeal of the Corn Laws with Richard Cobden and was instrumental in the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty (1860). He sat in the House of Commons from 1843-89, promoting free trade, electoral reform and religious freedom, and was one of the most important and influential political figures of the age. A close friend of Rupert Potter, Beatrix Potter often recalled her father and Bright's conversations in her journals and he visited the Potters during their Scottish holidays.

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John Bright, by Frederick Sargent - NPG 3808

John Bright

by Frederick Sargent
pencil, 1860s or 1870s?
NPG 3808

Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868, by Lowes Cato Dickinson - NPG 5116

Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1869-1874
NPG 5116

John Bright, by Walter William Ouless - NPG 817

John Bright

by Walter William Ouless
oil on canvas, 1879
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 817

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG P862

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
carbon print, September 1879
NPG P862

John Bright, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3345

John Bright

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3345

John Bright, by Harry Furniss - NPG 6251(8)

John Bright

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink
NPG 6251(8)

John Bright, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 868

John Bright

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1881
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 868

The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 5256

The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
oil on canvas, published in Vanity Fair Christmas Supplement 1886
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5256

Charles Bradlaugh; John Bright, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2332

Charles Bradlaugh; John Bright

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, circa 1887
NPG 2332

John Bright, by Maujean - NPG x46994

John Bright

by Maujean
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x46994

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax8538

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax8538

John Bright; Richard Cobden, by Maujean - NPG x134612

John Bright; Richard Cobden

by Maujean
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x134612

John Bright, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x4316

John Bright

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x4316

John Bright, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x4317

John Bright

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x4317

John Bright, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion & Co - NPG x4322

John Bright

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion & Co
albumen print, 1861
NPG x4322

John Bright, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x6056

John Bright

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x6056

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x38976

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x38976

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax5072

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG Ax5072

John Bright, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x4311

John Bright

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x4311

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x4314

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x4314

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax5071

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax5071

John Bright, by Robert White Thrupp - NPG Ax18242

John Bright

by Robert White Thrupp
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868
NPG Ax18242

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17736

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax17736

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18278

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax18278

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax28418

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax28418

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax38633

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax38633

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax8537

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax8537

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax8539

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax8539

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x27756

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x27756

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x3677

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x3677

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x3773

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x3773

John Bright, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x4308

John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x4308

John Bright, published by John C. Murdoch - NPG x46993

John Bright

published by John C. Murdoch
woodburytype carte-de-visite, 1870s-1880s
NPG x46993

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127026

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x127026

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4319

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4319

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4310

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1871
NPG x4310

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4320

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4320

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4952

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4952

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4953

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4953

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4954

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4954

John Bright, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax46205

John Bright

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873?
NPG Ax46205

John Bright, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x46636

John Bright

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1873?
NPG x46636

'The Man We All Have Confidence In', by Enoch Steele, after  W.R.S. - NPG x197099

'The Man We All Have Confidence In'

by Enoch Steele, after W.R.S.
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874?
NPG x197099

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x4312

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1875?
NPG x4312

John Bright, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17506

John Bright

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG Ax17506

'Politicians - Liberals', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132898

'Politicians - Liberals'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132898

'Politicians - Liberals', by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x197425

'Politicians - Liberals'

by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen cabinet card, 1876
NPG x197425

John Bright, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x4309

John Bright

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1880s?
NPG x4309

John Bright, by William Child - NPG x46686

John Bright

by William Child
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x46686

The Liberal Cabinet, 1880, by Unknown photographer - NPG x5984

The Liberal Cabinet, 1880

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1880
NPG x5984

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127416

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1882
NPG x127416

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x38836

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x38836

John Bright, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x4315

John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1882
NPG x4315

John Bright, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x27749

John Bright

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, circa 1882-1883
NPG x27749

John Bright, by Alexander Bassano, published by  St James's Photographic Co - NPG x4318

John Bright

by Alexander Bassano, published by St James's Photographic Co
albumen cabinet card, 1882-1883
NPG x4318

John Bright, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG Ax5409

John Bright

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5409

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