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Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax (1800-1885), Politician, MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for India

Sitter in 27 portraits
Wood entered Parliament in 1826. A cautiously progressive liberal, he responded to the shifts in public opinion in his time. He was enthusiastic about Parliamentary reform and was committed to repealing the Corn Laws. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on his father's death in 1846. He held several senior government offices, including Chancellor of the Exchequer, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India.

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D35217

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Walker
mezzotint, published 4 June 1856
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D2550

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Walker
mezzotint, published 4 June 1856
NPG D2550

D20662

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1861)
NPG D20662

D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

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

D35218

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by John Douglas Miller, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after George Richmond
mezzotint, published 12 December 1884 (1873)
NPG D35218

Ax15865

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Walker & Sons
albumen print, circa 1865
NPG Ax15865

D43443

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax ('Statesmen No. 58.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 August 1870
NPG D43443