Search the Collection

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey (1773-1850), Scottish judge and critic; editor of the 'Edinburgh Review'

Sitter in 11 portraits
The Scottish judge Francis Jeffrey founded the Whig periodical the Edinburgh Review in 1802. As its editor and leading contributor between 1803 and 1829, Jeffrey was one of the most influential commentators on matters of art, politics and science. Known as a ruthless critic, he was hostile to Wordsworth and his circle whom he named, sarcastically, the 'Lake School'. He was slow to appreciate the work of Scott, Keats and Byron and one of his early attacks provoked Byron's satiric poem English Bards and Scotch Reviewers(1809).

List Thumbnail

54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

133

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Patric Park
marble bust, exhibited 1840
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 133

D3303

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Samuel Freeman, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 16 March 1812
NPG D3303

D13981

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Samuel Freeman, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 16 March 1812
NPG D13981

D36492

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Samuel Cousins, published by William Walker, after Colvin Smith
mezzotint, published May 1830
NPG D36492

D19998

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Samuel Cousins, published by William Walker, after Colvin Smith
mezzotint, published May 1830
NPG D19998

D3151

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, after Sir George Hayter
mezzotint, (1833)
NPG D3151

D3152

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by John Sartain, after Sir George Hayter
mezzotint, (1833)
NPG D3152

D36493

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Benjamin William Crombie, printed by Forrester & Nichol, published by Alexander Hill
lithograph, published May 1837
NPG D36493