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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay (1800-1859), Historian, poet and politician; MP for Calne, Leeds and Edinburgh

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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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

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