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Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

(1779-1854), Lord Chief Justice

Sitter associated with 19 portraits
The Whig MP and Judge Denman held the post of Attorney General (1830) and drafted the Reform Bill of 1832. Success at the bar came slowly and he supplemented his income by literary journalism for the Monthly Review, a Whig magazine. His eloquent defence of Luddites, charged with high treason in 1817, confirmed his liberal principles and brought him to the attention of the Whig aristocracy. In 1819 he took a seat in the House of Commons and was a keen critic of the government's repressive legislation and a supporter of anti-slavery.

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Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by John James Halls - NPG 372

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by John James Halls
oil on canvas, exhibited 1819
NPG 372

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

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 1695(f)

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and wash, 1820
NPG 1695(f)

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG 463

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1832
NPG 463

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by and published by Charles Turner, and published by  Anthony Molteno, after  John James Halls - NPG D35021

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by and published by Charles Turner, and published by Anthony Molteno, after John James Halls
stipple engraving, published 3 October 1820
NPG D35021

All a Bottle of Smoke!! or John Bull and the Secret Committee, published by John Fairburn - NPG D46058

All a Bottle of Smoke!! or John Bull and the Secret Committee

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published July 1820
NPG D46058

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides, possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
NPG D17928

Returning Justice lifts aloft her Scale, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17904a

Returning Justice lifts aloft her Scale

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
NPG D17904a

Caroline Fair, or Mat Pudding and his Mountebank, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17927

Caroline Fair, or Mat Pudding and his Mountebank

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, 16 April 1821
NPG D17927

A Scene in the Court of Chancery, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40962

A Scene in the Court of Chancery

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, 1829
NPG D40962

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by Richard James Lane, after  Christopher Moore - NPG D22443

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by Richard James Lane, after Christopher Moore
lithograph, circa 1830-1850 (1828)
NPG D22443

Conspiracy to Blow Up the Parliament, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41124

Conspiracy to Blow Up the Parliament

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 April 1832
NPG D41124

Castor & Pollux (Sir William Horne; Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41158

Castor & Pollux (Sir William Horne; Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 August 1832
NPG D41158

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by Thomas Hodgetts, after  Thomas Barber - NPG D1738

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by Thomas Hodgetts, after Thomas Barber
mezzotint, 1832 or after
NPG D1738

A Wild Goose Chase between Two Yellows and Two, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41245

A Wild Goose Chase between Two Yellows and Two

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 March 1834
NPG D41245

Mackerel!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41246

Mackerel!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 April 1834
NPG D41246

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman, by and published by William Walker, after  Eden Upton Eddis - NPG D35022

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by and published by William Walker, after Eden Upton Eddis
mezzotint, published 1852
NPG D35022

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