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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

(1842-1915), Lord Chief Justice

Sitter in 16 portraits
Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, was a barrister, politician and judge who served in many high political and judicial offices. Called to the Bar in 1868, Webster quickly developed a large legal practice. He was appointed Attorney-General in 1885 and was elected MP a month later. With two brief breaks, he held this office until his appointment as Lord Chief Justice in 1900. Until 1895, when he agreed to forgo the right to do so, he continued in private practice, and in 1888-9 appeared before the Parnell commission as leading counsel for The Times. He presided over some notable trials of the era including that of Dr. Hawley Crippen.

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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by François Verheyden - NPG 2698

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by François Verheyden
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 26 May 1883
NPG 2698

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x50

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by James Russell & Sons
carbon print, circa 1895
NPG x50

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x5156

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1900
NPG x5156

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9590

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1884 or before
NPG D9590

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20733

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1888 or after
NPG D20733

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, published by The Graphic, after  John Seymour Lucas - NPG D7346

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

published by The Graphic, after John Seymour Lucas
colour photogravure, published 21 June 1902
NPG D7346

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, published by The Graphic, after  John Seymour Lucas - NPG D7347

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

published by The Graphic, after John Seymour Lucas
colour photogravure, published 21 June 1902
NPG D7347

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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by James Russell & Sons
carbon print
NPG Ax15882

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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by James Russell & Sons
carbon print
NPG Ax16014

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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone ('Men of the Day. No. 286.')

by François Verheyden
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 May 1883
NPG D44122

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"Empire Makers and Breakers."

by Harold Wright ('Stuff')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 25 November 1897
NPG D44883

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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone ('Judges. No. 57.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 1 November 1900
NPG D45037

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Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone ('Men of the Day. No. 2307. "The Lord Chief Justice of England."')

by (Richard) Wallace Hester ('W. Hester', 'Hester', 'WH' and 'WH-')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 15 January 1913
NPG D45697

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