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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

(1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer

Sitter in 244 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 - NPG 999

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
NPG 999

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Francis - NPG 678

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

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 342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

'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

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - NPG 343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by George Frederic Watts - NPG 895

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by George Frederic Watts - NPG 2635

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1852
NPG 2635

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Sir Francis Grant - NPG 1121

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Sir Francis Grant
oil on canvas, 1853
NPG 1121

The Coalition Ministry, 1854, by Sir John Gilbert - NPG 1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Lowes Cato Dickinson - NPG 5222

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

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

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by Sir George Scharf - NPG 343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 4291

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29967

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

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 - NPG 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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG x15128

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax29965

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax29966

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x15130

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion & Co - NPG x15138

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x15133

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1861
NPG x15133

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x15131

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1861
NPG x15131

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax38629

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax18243

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x15136

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x197158

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG Ax29964

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG Ax11939

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

'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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Window & Bridge - NPG x15134

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Window & Bridge - NPG x15135

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17759

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x27757

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax46207

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

Various politicians and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139904

Various politicians and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139904

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D20600

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

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

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by T.C. Wilson, printed by  George Edward Madeley, published by  S. Gans - NPG D5855

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by T.C. Wilson, printed by George Edward Madeley, published by S. Gans
lithograph, 1830s-1840s
NPG D5855

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, after Daniel Maclise - NPG D34563

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (published 1831)
NPG D34563

A Scene from the Beggar's Opera, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41049

A Scene from the Beggar's Opera

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 March 1831
NPG D41049

John Bull trying on his "bra" new Grey "Breeks", by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41051

John Bull trying on his "bra" new Grey "Breeks"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 March 1831
NPG D41051

Hoo-Loo-Choo.  Alias John Bull and the Doctors, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41059

Hoo-Loo-Choo. Alias John Bull and the Doctors

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 2 May 1831
NPG D41059

May Day, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41060

May Day

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 May 1831
NPG D41060

The Tricoloured Witches, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41068

The Tricoloured Witches

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1831
NPG D41068

'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41069

'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 June 1831
NPG D41069

Illustration of the Elegant & Expressive Phrase of "It's No Go!", by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41075

Illustration of the Elegant & Expressive Phrase of "It's No Go!"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 July 1831
NPG D41075

A New Illustration of an Old Joke (John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41081

A New Illustration of an Old Joke (John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 August 1831
NPG D41081

Another Sign of the Times, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41089

Another Sign of the Times

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 September 1831
NPG D41089

Bringing Up "Our Bill", by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41092

Bringing Up "Our Bill"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 September 1831
NPG D41092

'The Gift of Tongues', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1831
NPG D41103

Symptomatic of a Gentle Re-Action., by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41106

Symptomatic of a Gentle Re-Action.

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 December 1831
NPG D41106

Parliamentary Eloquence, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41107

Parliamentary Eloquence

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1831
NPG D41107

Caught Napping, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41114

Caught Napping

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 February 1832
NPG D41114

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