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John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator
Sitter associated with 90 portraits
Radical statesman and orator; managed family mills before entering public life in the 1830s; with Cobden led the agitation for the repeal of the Corn Laws. An active political, social and economic reformer, Bright served in several ministries: one of the most important and influential political figures of the age.
by Rupert Potter
albumen print on card mount, 30 September 1875
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery