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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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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

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