Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea(1810-1861), War Secretary
Sitter in 11 portraits
Son of the Earl of Pembroke; MP, 1832, and rapidly promoted under Peel's successive administrations. Secretary at War at the opening of hostilities in the Crimea, Herbert was largely responsible for Florence Nightingale, a personal friend, going to Scutari. Although forced to resign in February, 1855, Herbert remained an active promoter of military reform until his early death.
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, published by Thomas McLean