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Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-1896), Statesman

Sitter associated with 18 portraits
Childers emigrated to Australia in 1850, entered the Civil Service and in 1856 became a Cabinet member in the newly created parliamentary government of the state of Victoria. Returning to London in 1857, he soon became involved in British politics. He was elected to Parliament as a Liberal MP in 1860. A fervent supporter of William Gladstone, Childers held high offices in his first three ministries. Government positions in which he served included First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary for War, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary. As a person, he was described as efficient but rather colourless.

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5116

Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1869-1874
NPG 5116

1631

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Emily Maria Eardley ('Milly') Childers
oil on canvas, 1891
NPG 1631

Ax17771

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17771

x27766

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x27766

x5991

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x5991

Ax21839

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by John Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21839

Ax39911

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39911

x75749

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Maull & Fox
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x75749

x5984

The Liberal Cabinet, 1880

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1880
NPG x5984

x135414

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after Unknown photographer
chromolithograph, mid-late 1880s
NPG x135414

x128412

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, early-mid 1890s
NPG x128412

D43384

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers ('Statesmen, No. 20. "A returned colonist"'.)

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 June 1869
NPG D43384

D33185

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

after Fradelle
chromolithograph, published 1883
NPG D33185

Ax386771

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax386771

Ax17575

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG Ax17575

x3635

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3635

D39303

Vanity Fair Panel no. 13 (includes at far right Hugh Childers)

by Unknown artists
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, late 19th century
On display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG D39303

D44149

"The Cabinet Council, 1883" (Gladstone and 13 colleagues)

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 November 1883
NPG D44149

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