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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

(1801-1885), Philanthropist, social reformer and Conservative politician; MP for Woodstock, Dorchester, Dorset and Bath

Sitter in 39 portraits
Philanthropist and reformer, Shaftesbury led the movement for improving conditions in factories and collieries and, in the 1840s, argued for legislation to protect apprentice chimney-sweeps or 'climbing boys'. To the end of his life, he worked for a great variety of causes which highlighted the sufferings of the underprivileged and helped to implement the concept of social welfare. His memorial was erected in Piccadilly Circus in 1893. Commonly known as 'Eros', the figure that crowns the monument actually represents 'The Angel of Christian Charity'.

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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

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 862

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1875
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 862

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax17750

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17750

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Henry Hering - NPG Ax39880

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39880

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, published by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  Henry Hering - NPG x22522

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

published by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x22522

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert - NPG x132281

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x132281

'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

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax10076

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax10076

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x197551

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x197551

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17503

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG Ax17503

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96510

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883?
NPG x96510

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96511

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883?
NPG x96511

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96512

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883?
NPG x96512

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96513

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883?
NPG x96513

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96514

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883?
NPG x96514

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D40663

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
NPG D40663

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Joseph Slater - NPG D20629

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
NPG D20629

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Daniel John Pound, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D40666

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Daniel John Pound, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D40666

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by John Henry Robinson, published by  George Virtue, after  Sir William Charles Ross - NPG D8702

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by John Henry Robinson, published by George Virtue, after Sir William Charles Ross
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D8702

A New Version of "Can't Get Out", by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41534

A New Version of "Can't Get Out"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 June 1839
NPG D41534

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by W. Joseph Edwards, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  (Anthony) Frederick Augustus Sandys - NPG D40664

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by W. Joseph Edwards, published by Henry Graves & Co, after (Anthony) Frederick Augustus Sandys
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1855
NPG D40664

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury ('Statesmen, No. 35.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43405

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury ('Statesmen, No. 35.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 13 November 1869
NPG D43405

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Riddle & Couchman, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG D40667

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Riddle & Couchman, after Elliott & Fry
lithograph, late 19th century
NPG D40667

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Richard Josey, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D40665

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Richard Josey, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mezzotint, published 2 April 1878 (1877)
NPG D40665

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

probably by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, mid-late 1850s
NPG Ax7307

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax9729

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax38697

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Alexander Bassano
photogravure, 1880s
NPG x22520

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x9188

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Various politicians and others

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

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Various clergymen, philanthropists, politicians and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139917

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