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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 Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after  Charles Allen Duval - NPG D32107

John Bright

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Charles Allen Duval
mixed-method engraving, published 1843
NPG D32107

Richard Cobden; Joseph Sturge; John Bright, by Honoré Daumier - NPG D9652

Richard Cobden; Joseph Sturge; John Bright

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 19 April 1856
NPG D9652

John Bright; Richard Cobden; Mr Patterson, by Honoré Daumier - NPG D9653

John Bright; Richard Cobden; Mr Patterson

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 11 February 1856
NPG D9653

Richard Cobden; William Ewart Gladstone; John Bright, by Honoré Daumier - NPG D9765

Richard Cobden; William Ewart Gladstone; John Bright

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 14 April 1856
NPG D9765

John Bright; Thomas Milner Gibson; Richard Cobden, by Honoré Daumier - NPG D9862

John Bright; Thomas Milner Gibson; Richard Cobden

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 25 February 1856
NPG D9862

Richard Cobden; Joseph Sturge; John Bright, by Honoré Daumier - NPG D9958

Richard Cobden; Joseph Sturge; John Bright

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 28 April 1856
NPG D9958

Joseph Sturge; John Bright; Richard Cobden, by Honoré Daumier - NPG D9959

Joseph Sturge; John Bright; Richard Cobden

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 18 April 1856
NPG D9959

Le retour de l'âge d'or., by Honoré Daumier - NPG D18087

Le retour de l'âge d'or.

by Honoré Daumier
lithograph, published 12 February 1856
NPG D18087

John Bright, by D.J. Pound, after  Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG D32106

John Bright

by D.J. Pound, after Henry Joseph Whitlock
steel engraving, published 1859
NPG D32106

The House of Commons, 1860, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

John Bright, after Unknown artist - NPG D32142

John Bright

after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1868 or after
NPG D32142

John Bright ('Statesmen No, 3'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43366

John Bright ('Statesmen No, 3')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 13 February 1869
NPG D43366

John Bright, by Maclure & Macdonald, after  James Russell & Sons - NPG D32143

John Bright

by Maclure & Macdonald, after James Russell & Sons
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D32143

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John Bright

by Joseph Whitlock
albumen print, circa mid 1850s
NPG Ax7335

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John Bright

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print
NPG Ax27875

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John Bright

by Maujean
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x46995

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John Bright; Richard Cobden; Michel Chevalier

by Maujean
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x6193

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John Bright; Richard Cobden; Michel Chevalier

by Maujean
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x4326

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John Bright

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38676

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