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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

(1784-1865), Prime Minister

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 145 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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The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 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

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by John Partridge - NPG 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

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854', by William Walker, after  Sir John Gilbert - NPG 1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(2)

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 30 March 1857
NPG P301(2)

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x11978

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 30 March 1857
On display at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
NPG x11978

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by and after (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x11979

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by and after (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s (30 March 1857)
On display at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
NPG x11979

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x11967

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x11965

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x11965

'The Political Deerfoot', after Unknown artist - NPG x197097

'The Political Deerfoot'

after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s
NPG x197097

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax11975

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax11975

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Paul Emile Chappuis - NPG Ax17747

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax17784

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG x11974

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11974

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11977

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print on paper mount, 1860-1865
NPG x11977

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x134622

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG x134622

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x139651

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x139651

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Henry Hering - NPG Ax29684

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Henry Hering - NPG x134604

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Window & Bridge - NPG Ax29681

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by William Walker & Sons - NPG x46633

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  (George) Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, an - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, an
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG x11964

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Richard Bentley
woodburytype on paper mount, 1864, published 1876
NPG x11964

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Samuel Alexander Walker, for  William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax29682

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Samuel Alexander Walker, for  William Walker & Sons - NPG x38985

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax10074

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston ('A noble viscount'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13342

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston ('A noble viscount')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published 1828
NPG D13342

The Noddle Bazaar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

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

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake.  A Hint to Cabinet Makers, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41035

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake. A Hint to Cabinet Makers

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

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