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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

(1865-1948), Politician, Secretary of State for War and British Ambassador to France, racehorse owner and soldier

Sitter in 41 portraits
Lord Stanley served as private secretary to Lord Roberts during the Second Boer War, 1900. Appointed Director of Recruiting in World War One, his schemes paved the way for conscription. He was promoted to Secretary of State for War, 1916, and several times offered his resignation in support of Field Marshal Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. He was Ambassador to France 1918-20. In later life, he focused on re-establishing his family's place in the world of horseracing. Having developed the largest stable at Newmarket, his horses won the Derby in 1924 and 1933.

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams - NPG 4039(2)

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(2)

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x35099

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x35099

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby as an officer of the Grenadier Guards, XVII Century, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41181

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby as an officer of the Grenadier Guards, XVII Century

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 6 July 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41181

'The "Unionist" Whips', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x128581

'The "Unionist" Whips'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1899
NPG x128581

'The Seven Unionist "Whips" House of Commons 1899', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x134984

'The Seven Unionist "Whips" House of Commons 1899'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1899
NPG x134984

'The Seven Unionist "Whips" of 1899', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x134985

'The Seven Unionist "Whips" of 1899'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1899
NPG x134985

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x167103

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1910s
NPG x167103

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by James Russell & Sons, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197760

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by James Russell & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1910s
NPG x197760

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39004

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39004

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, copy by Bassano Ltd - NPG x122799

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

copy by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1923
NPG x122799

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby ('Statesmen. No. 634.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44692

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby ('Statesmen. No. 634.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 March 1894
NPG D44692

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2668

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2668

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x31287

Web image not currently available

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x31288

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