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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer

Sitter associated with 226 portraits
As a Member of Parliament for the Whig party from 1813, Lord John Russell's efforts to reform Parliament contributed to the introduction of the Reform Act in 1832. Prime Minister 1846-52 and 1865-6, and Foreign Secretary 1859-65, he exemplified the Whig doctrines of civil rights, toleration of dissent and respect for education.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
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678

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Francis
marble bust, 1832
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 678

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
NPG 342

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'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

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, circa 1851
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 895

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1852
NPG 2635

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Sir Francis Grant
oil on canvas, 1853
NPG 1121

1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

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

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1855-1867
NPG 5222

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Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
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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

343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta head, circa 1880
NPG 4291

Ax29967

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29967

Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after Disdéri, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite on card mount, early 1860s
NPG x15128

Ax29965

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax29965

Ax29966

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax29966

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x15130

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion & Co
albumen print on publisher's mount, 1861
NPG x15138

x15133

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1861
NPG x15133

x15131

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1861
NPG x15131

Ax38629

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax38629

Ax18243

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax18243

x15136

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x15136

x197158

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197158

Ax29964

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax29964

Ax11939

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax11939

x15134

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Window & Bridge
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG x15134

x15135

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Window & Bridge
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG x15135

Ax17759

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
NPG Ax17759

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
NPG x27757

Ax46207

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG Ax46207

D20600

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, published 1825
NPG D20600