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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 141 portraits
Whig MP from 1806, Irish Secretary under Canning, and Home Secretary under Lord Grey, 1830-34. After Grey's resignation he was appointed Prime Minister, a position he held twice between 1834-41. Melbourne was also a mentor and father-figure to the young Queen Victoria.
Exhibitions and displays
- Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863
Until 10 May 2015