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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay (1800-1859), Historian, poet and whig politician, MP for several constituencies

Sitter in 26 portraits
The statesman and historian was among the founding trustees of the National Portrait Gallery, and one of the great intellectual figures of the age. He became a mainstay of the Edinburgh Review, MP from 1830, member of the Supreme Council of India, 1834-38 and Secretary at War,1839-41, as well as proposing and carrying the copyright bill. Macaulay published his famous History of England, 1848-55.

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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

342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

257

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by (Pietro) Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti, Baron Marochetti
bronze medallion, 1848
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 257

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1849-1853
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1564

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on canvas, 1853
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4882

343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

257a

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by (Pietro) Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti, Baron Marochetti
plaster cast of medallion
NPG 257a

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1856
NPG Ax29649

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Co, after Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, (April 1856)
NPG x76397

Ax7346

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank, published by Adam & Charles Black
albumen print, published 1863 (April 1856)
NPG Ax7346

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1856
NPG Ax7515

Ax7926

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, April 1856
NPG Ax7926

Ax18324

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18324

Ax132899

Authors and Novelists

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132899

D38062

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, published 24 July 1833
NPG D38062

D41231

An Agreeable Specimen of an After-Dinner Speech or The Way to Bamboozle John Bull

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 January 1834
NPG D41231

D41570

Apollo and the Tuneful Nine

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 May 1840
NPG D41570

D15735

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

after Sir Francis Grant
photogravure, (1858)
NPG D15735

Ax7275

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published June 1856 (April 1856)
NPG Ax7275

x82361

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x82361

D19027

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

after Sir Francis Grant
photogravure, (1858)
NPG D19027