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William Huskisson (1770-1830), Statesman

Sitter in 6 portraits
A loyal follower of George Canning, Huskisson held a series of minor political offices before being appointed President of the Board of Trade (1823-27). On Canning's death he became leader of the 'Canningite' Tories. A political advocate of free trade, modernity and progress, Huskisson was a great supporter of the engineer George Stephenson. Ironically, he was run over and killed at the opening ceremony of Stephenson's Manchester and Liverpool Railway (1830).

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William Huskisson

replica by Richard Rothwell, after Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, circa 1831 (1830)
NPG 21


William Huskisson

by Domenico da Roma Marchetti (Domenico Merchetti), published by L. Camia, after John Gibson
line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D36413


The Noddle Bazaar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
NPG D41017


William Huskisson

by William James Ward, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, published by and after John Graham-Gilbert
mezzotint, published August 1831
NPG D36412


William Huskisson

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, published August 1832 (1830)
NPG D36414


William Huskisson

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, published August 1832
NPG D19665

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