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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885), Philanthropist, politician and social reformer

Sitter associated with 34 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
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

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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

Ax17750

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

Ax39880

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

Ax10076

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

D40663

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

D20629

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

D40666

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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

D41534

A New Version of "Can't Get Out"

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 June 1839
NPG D41534

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

D40667

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

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

Ax7307

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

Ax9729

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

Ax38697

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

Ax17503

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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

x22520

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