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Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury (1801-1893), Courtier and Whig politician; Treasurer of the Household

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Robert Grosvenor was the son of the 1st Marquess of Westminster, also Robert Grosvenor, and his wife, Eleanor. He entered the House of Commons as a Whig MP in 1822, where he remained until becoming Baron Ebury in 1857. Grosvenor served as Comptroller of the Household, was admitted to the Privy Council and was appointed Treasurer of the Household. His most controversial measure was his Sunday Trading Bill, introduced in 1855, forbidding most shops in London to open on Sundays. Apart from his political career, he was an active campaigner for Protestantism in the Church of England, and was the founder and president of the Society for the Revision of the Prayer-Book.

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The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

5607

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by Frederick Sargent
pencil, 1870s or 1880s?
NPG 5607

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Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by Thomas McLean & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1868
NPG x137625

Ax21855

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by John Watkins
albumen print, 1865-1870
NPG Ax21855

Ax7428

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1870
NPG Ax7428

D20632

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1831 or after
NPG D20632

D20639

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1837)
NPG D20639

D36066

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1837)
NPG D36066