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Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), Prime Minister

Sitter in 22 portraits
A Whig aristocrat, Rosebery was twice Foreign Secretary, firstly in 1886 and then from 1892 to 1894. He succeeded William Gladstone as Prime Minister and served in this office from 1894 to 1895. His selection was seen largely as the consequence of Queen Victoria's dislike for most of the leading Liberals of the day. Rosebery's government is considered to have been fairly unsuccessful. His designs in foreign policy, such as expansion of the fleet, were defeated by disagreements within the Liberal Party, while the Tory-dominated House of Lords stopped the whole of the Liberals' domestic legislation.

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3845

Dinner at Haddo House, 1884

by Alfred Edward Emslie
oil on canvas, 1884
NPG 3845

2858

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1890s?
NPG 2858

2860

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1890s?
NPG 2860

2859

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, after 1896
NPG 2859

x12745

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype on paper mount, published 1878
NPG x12745

x12551

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1886-1896
NPG x12551

x134497

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1886-1896
NPG x134497

D9930

Practice and Precept

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink on artists' board, 1904
NPG D9930

D9821

Stiffening Their Necks

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink on artists' board, 1911
NPG D9821

x82167

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x82167

x3660

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3660

Ax41191

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897
NPG Ax41191

x197843

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

published by Stewart & Woolf
bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG x197843

x197842

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1903
NPG x197842

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883