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Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel (1829-1912), Speaker of the House of Commons

Sitter in 21 portraits
The youngest son of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, he was named after his godfather, the Duke of Wellington. Entering Parliament as an MP in 1865, he held a number of offices before being elected Speaker in 1884. Peel was considered a formidable speaker. He took office at a time of significant animosity between the two main parties and managed to maintain the dignity of the house despite these difficulties. This animosity flared up in 1893 when, during the committee stage of the second Home Rule Bill, a serious fight broke out on the floor of the House. Peel was summoned and, like 'a parent, wise as well as fond', at once restored order.

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4733

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 July 1887
NPG 4733

2851

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1900s?
NPG 2851

2852

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1900s?
NPG 2852

x46638

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Thomas James Harrison, for London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1884
NPG x46638

x12579

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa mid 1880s
NPG x12579

x12701

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, early 1900s (1888?)
NPG x12701

x128022

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1894
NPG x128022

D23381

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23381

x3670

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3670

Ax15990

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15990

x96203

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
NPG x96203

x96204

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
NPG x96204

x96205

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
NPG x96205

x21750

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x21750

D41977

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
glass lantern slide, circa 1892-1895
NPG D41977