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James Talbot, 4th Baron Talbot de Malahide (1805-1883), President of the Archaeological Society and Liberal politician; MP for Athlone

Sitter in 4 portraits
Having spent several years travelling in Europe, Talbot returned to his home country of Ireland. He spent three years in Parliament as a Whig MP, from 1832 to 1835. Talbot succeeded to the Irish peerage on his father's death in 1850 and in 1856 he was created a peer in the United Kingdom. In the House of Lords he served as a Lord-in-Waiting in the Liberal administrations of Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell. Talbot was a noted amateur archaeologist and an active member of the Royal Archaeological Institute, serving as President for thirty years. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries and served as President of the Royal Irish Academy.

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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


James Talbot, 4th Baron Talbot de Malahide

by Mayer Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46356


James Talbot, 4th Baron Talbot de Malahide

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG Ax17487