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Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

(1800-1857), Statesman and poet

Sitter in 13 portraits
Statesman, poet and founding Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. As a politician Ellesmere was an early advocate of free trade and served in a number of government positions. He was a supporter of the project for London University and combined his public life with a keen interest in literature and history, translating and editing numerous works. In 1856 he presented the first portrait to enter the collection of the newly founded National Portrait Gallery, the 'Chandos' portrait of Shakespeare.

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Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D20627

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
NPG D20627

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by James Stephenson, after  Orazio (Horace) de Manara - NPG D36150

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by James Stephenson, after Orazio (Horace) de Manara
line engraving, 1830s-1840s
NPG D36150

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, published by James Fraser, after  Daniel Maclise - NPG D34570

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

published by James Fraser, after Daniel Maclise
lithograph, circa 1833-1838
NPG D34570

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by Daniel Maclise, published by  James Fraser - NPG D5118

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by Daniel Maclise, published by James Fraser
lithograph, circa 1833-1838
NPG D5118

The Death of Caesar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41368

The Death of Caesar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 April 1836
NPG D41368

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by Henry Cousins, published by  Thomas Agnew, and published by  Francis Graves & Co, after  John Bostock - NPG D36147

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by Henry Cousins, published by Thomas Agnew, and published by Francis Graves & Co, after John Bostock
mezzotint, published 14 February 1837
NPG D36147

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by Henry Cousins, published by  Thomas Agnew, and published by  Francis Graves & Co, after  John Bostock - NPG D36148

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by Henry Cousins, published by Thomas Agnew, and published by Francis Graves & Co, after John Bostock
mezzotint, published 14 February 1837
NPG D36148

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by Henry Cousins, published by  Thomas Agnew, and published by  Francis Graves & Co, after  John Bostock - NPG D36149

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by Henry Cousins, published by Thomas Agnew, and published by Francis Graves & Co, after John Bostock
mezzotint, published 14 February 1837
NPG D36149

Too Late for the Coach, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41467

Too Late for the Coach

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 April 1838
NPG D41467

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by Francis Holl, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, and published by  John Clowes Grundy, after  George Richmond - NPG D36151

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

by Francis Holl, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, and published by John Clowes Grundy, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1855
NPG D36151

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