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John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

(1779-1861), Lord Chancellor

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 17 portraits
Campbell trained in the law at Lincoln's Inn and, after working briefly for the Morning Chronicle, was called to the Bar in 1806 where he reported on jury trial cases. He published four volumes of reports extending from 1807 to 1816. Campbell took silk in 1827 and was then elected as a Whig MP in 1830. His most important appearance as an MP was a speech he made in defence of Lord John Russell's first Reform Bill of 1831. The following year he was made Solicitor General. In 1841, he was raised to the House of Lords and in 1850, at the age of seventy, was made Lord Chief Justice, a post he held until 1859, when he became Lord Chancellor. He remained in this office until his death.

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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

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, by Maull & Polyblank, published by  David Bogue - NPG x14259

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell

by Maull & Polyblank, published by David Bogue
albumen print, arched top, published February 1857
NPG x14259

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG x5185

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, circa February 1857
NPG x5185

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG x5030

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x5030

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax5082

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax5082

Noodle and Doodle (John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford; John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41243

Noodle and Doodle (John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford; John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 March 1834
NPG D41243

A Special Retainer (John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41355

A Special Retainer (John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
NPG D41355

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41356

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
NPG D41356

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews ('A Distinguished Teetotalist'), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D32568

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews ('A Distinguished Teetotalist')

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 November 1839
NPG D32568

A Distinguished Teetotalist (John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41555

A Distinguished Teetotalist (John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 November 1839
NPG D41555

A Sherriff's Sale, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41559

A Sherriff's Sale

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 February 1840
NPG D41559

Christmas Show, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46365

Christmas Show

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, published by Thomas McLean
tinted lithograph, published 28 December 1844
NPG D46365

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews, by William Walker, after  Thomas Woolnoth - NPG D32562

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1851
NPG D32562

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews, by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, after  Sir Francis Grant - NPG D32561

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1852
NPG D32561

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John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published February 1857
NPG Ax7283

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