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Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy (1819-1880), Barrister and writer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Irish-born barrister Kenealy acted as defence counsel in the Tichborne criminal trial, aiming to show the Claimant was Roger Tichborne and not Arthur Orton. Although aided by two juniors, he largely worked alone, in contrast to the larger prosecution team. With a reputation for eccentric and erratic behaviour, Kenealy was hostile towards the judges, prosecution witnesses and the Tichborne family throughout the trial, accusing them all of being part of a larger conspiracy. Consequently, Kenealy was disbarred from the legal profession soon after the trial.

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Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 1 November 1873
NPG 2685

Ax16418

Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1870s
NPG Ax16418

Ax28437

Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG Ax28437

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Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1873
NPG x19116