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John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator

Sitter associated with 91 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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Ax5072

John Bright

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

x4311

John Bright

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

x4314

John Bright

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

Ax5071

John Bright

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

Ax18242

John Bright

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

Ax17736

John Bright

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

Ax18278

John Bright

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

Ax28418

John Bright

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

Ax38633

John Bright

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

Ax8537

John Bright

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

Ax8539

John Bright

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

x27756

John Bright

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

x3677

John Bright

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

x3773

John Bright

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

x4308

John Bright

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

x46993

John Bright

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

x127026

John Bright

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

x4319

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4319

x4310

John Bright

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

x4320

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4320