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Charles John Canning, Earl Canning (1812-1862), Governor-General and first viceroy of India

Sitter in 12 portraits
Statesman; son of George Canning; appointed Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs by Peel, 1841; became Governor-General of India, 1856, maintaining a firm position during the Indian Mutiny and the transfer of power from the East India Company to the Crown; became first Viceroy, 1858.

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P119

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by Richard Beard
ninth plate daguerreotype, 1840s
NPG P119

342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

x5617

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1866 (1855)
NPG x5617

Ax5083

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1866 (1855)
NPG Ax5083

x25261

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-early 1860s
NPG x25261

D20651

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1851)
NPG D20651

D42313

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by D.J. Pound, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
line and stipple engraving, circa 1856-1859 (1855)
NPG D42313

x5619

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1866 (1855)
NPG x5619

x5618

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x5618