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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)
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William Huskisson

by Domenico da Roma Marchetti (Domenico Merchetti), published by L. Camia, after John Gibson
line engraving, mid 19th century
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D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

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

D36412

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

D36414

William Huskisson

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

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