Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 174 portraits
Statesman; leader of the Tory Party; Prime Minister, 1834-5, 1839, and 1841-6, his last administration one of the greatest of the period; resigned after splitting his party with his decision to repeal the Corn Laws; the dominant political figure of the 1840s.
Exhibitions and displays
- Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863
Until 10 May 2015