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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury (1823-1921), Judge

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Called to the Bar in 1850, Giffard developed a large law practice at the Central Criminal Court. He was elected an MP in 1877. After the defeat of the Conservatives in 1880, Giffard became more prominent in parliament, while his practice at the bar also expanded. His reputation rests on his time as Lord Chancellor. He was first appointed to this post in 1885, but eight months later the government went out of office. He resumed the office the following year, for six years and then for a further ten years from 1895 until he retired in 1905. In total he held this office for seventeen years. Giffard is also remembered for his complete digest of The Laws of England (1905-16), a major reference work published in many volumes.

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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Clarence Edmund Fry & Son
carbon print
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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Clarence Edmund Fry & Son
carbon print
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x19362

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Alfred Bryan
pen and ink, late 19th century
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D43854

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury ('Statesmen. No. 274.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 June 1878
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D44515

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury ('Statesmen. No. 574.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 November 1890
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D41967

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
glass lantern slide, circa 1892-1895
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D45146

'Heads of the Law.'

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 November 1902
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