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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 Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x32940


John Bright

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x4327


John Bright

by Abraham Thomas
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x6057


John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG x20100


John Bright

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
NPG Ax8540


John Bright

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG Ax46269


John Bright

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


John Bright

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate negative, 1882
NPG x82334


John Bright

by Herbert Rose Barraud
autotype, circa 1888
NPG x4321


John Bright

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x9195


John Bright ('Statesmen. No. 565.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 April 1889
NPG D44432

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