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Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley (1794-1888), Speaker of the House of Commons

Sitter in 12 portraits
Educated at Trinity College Cambridge, Shaw-Lefevre, the son-in-law of Earl Grey, the Whig Prime Minister, became an MP in 1830. He was Chairman of a number of parliamentary committees and his work on these, as well as his reputation for fair-mindedness, led to him being elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 1839. He was considered to be a Speaker of distinction and was twice re-elected. By 1857, when he stood down, he was the second-longest-serving Speaker ever.

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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

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

343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

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

Ax16263

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16263

x197301

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by Hennah & Kent
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x197301

D42981

The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington

by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken, and by George Augustus Sala, published by Ackermann & Co
hand coloured etching and aquatint, 1 March 1853
NPG D42981

D20660

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1863 or after
NPG D20660

Ax26320

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax26320

Ax38720

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38720

D36600

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by and published by Morris & Co, after Charles William Walton
lithograph, late 19th century
NPG D36600

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