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William Edward Forster (1818-1886), Politician; MP for Bradford, industrialist and philanthropist; son of William Forster

Sitter in 19 portraits
Politician; from a Quaker background, Forster entered the Bradford wool trade in 1842 and soon took a keen interest in politics and the condition of the poor. He served as a Liberal MP for the city from 1861 until 1886, assuming responsibility for major legislation leading to a national system of education under Gladstone's first administration of 1868. Appointed by Gladstone as Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1880, he resigned office in 1882.

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5153

William Edward Forster

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 March 1869
NPG 5153

1917

William Edward Forster

by Henry Tanworth Wells
oil on canvas, 1875
NPG 1917

3358

William Edward Forster

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3358

x27767

William Edward Forster

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x27767

Ax8544

William Edward Forster

by Moses Bowness, published by Alfred William Bennett
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax8544

Ax21842

William Edward Forster

by John Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21842

Ax17757

William Edward Forster

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax17757

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William Edward Forster

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x76404

Ax38634

William Edward Forster

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax38634

Ax39929

William Edward Forster

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax39929

x14287

William Edward Forster

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873
NPG x14287

Ax132898

'Politicians - Liberals'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132898

x197425

'Politicians - Liberals'

by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen cabinet card, 1876
NPG x197425

x133349

William Edward Forster

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1878 or before
NPG x133349

x13999

William Edward Forster

by Appleton & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1880
NPG x13999

x5984

The Liberal Cabinet, 1880

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

D20717

William Edward Forster

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1871 or after
NPG D20717

Ax17555

William Edward Forster

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG Ax17555

x134540

William Edward Forster

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG x134540