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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 138 portraits
Politician who served twice as Prime Minister. He was in government office almost continuously from 1807 until his death in 1865, beginning his parliamentary career as a Tory and concluding it as a Liberal. He served successively as: Secretary at War (1809-28); Foreign Secretary (1830-41 and 1846-51); Home Secretary (1853-5) and Prime Minister (1855-8 and 1859-65). He is best remembered for his direction of British foreign policy through a period when the United Kingdom was at the height of its colonial power. His vigorous policy of intervention, often controversial at the time, made him one of the greatest Victorian statesman and among the most powerful figures in European politics.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, July 1802
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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
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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

1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
pencil, pen and ink and wash, 1855
NPG 1125

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Francis Cruikshank
oil on canvas, circa 1855-1859
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3953

1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 30 March 1857
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Visitors to Broadlands, 1859

possibly by Graham Vivian
salt print, 1859
NPG P153

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'The Secret of England's Greatness' (Queen Victoria presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor)

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, circa 1863
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4969

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Edward William Wyon
Wedgwood parian-ware bust, circa 1865
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, circa 1867
NPG 1206

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, pen and pencil
NPG 5412

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 30 March 1857
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by and after (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s (30 March 1857)
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x11967

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Paul Emile Chappuis
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax17747

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax17784

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print on paper mount, 1860-1865
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11973

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax29684

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x134604

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax29680

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Window & Bridge
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax29681

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax18366

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax11938

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x46633

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x11976

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46206

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x134610

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Samuel Alexander Walker, for William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax29682

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Samuel Alexander Walker, for William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x38985

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax10074

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Richard Bentley
woodburytype on paper mount, 1864; published 1876
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston ('A noble viscount')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published 1828
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D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

by John Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
NPG D41017

D41035

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake. A Hint to Cabinet Makers

by John Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 December 1830
NPG D41035

D41112

'The Lame Leading the Blind'

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1832
NPG D41112

D41118

Hunt the Slipper, or 'Cherche Qui Peut'

by John Doyle, printed by Meifred, Lemercier & Co, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 March 1832
NPG D41118

D41146

A Battle Royal or A Set-to for a Crown

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 July 1832
NPG D41146

D41151

A Show Up!

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 August 1832
NPG D41151