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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

(1778-1868), Lord Chancellor

Sitter associated with 258 portraits
A radical Whig lawyer and MP, Brougham campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. Entering Parliament in 1810 as a Whig, he promoted legislation against slave trading. Renown for his defence of Queen Caroline at her 1820 'trial'. As Lord Chancellor he played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill (1832) with Lord Grey. Brougham co-founded the Whig periodical the Edinburgh Review (1802) with Sydney Smith. He helped establish the London Mechanics Institutes (1824), the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1826), and the non-denominational University College London (1828), founded to provide education to all classes and creeds.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 3136

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on panel, 1825
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3136

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt showing his pictures, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) - NPG 2772(28a)

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt showing his pictures

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1844
NPG 2772(28a)

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(5)

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, 7 March 1857
NPG P301(5)

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax7907

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 7 March 1857
NPG Ax7907

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG x45589

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s (7 March 1857)
NPG x45589

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax18274

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18274

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG Ax38680

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38680

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x38989

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x38989

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by John Clarck, after  Mathew B. Brady - NPG x4712

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Clarck, after Mathew B. Brady
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4712

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, possibly by Paul Emile Chappuis - NPG x4719

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

possibly by Paul Emile Chappuis
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4719

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax5074

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax5074

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux with his nephew, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x132275

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux with his nephew

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x132275

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