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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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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

'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

John Bright, after Unknown artist - NPG D32141

John Bright

after Unknown artist
lithograph, mid 19th century
NPG D32141

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