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George Grote

(1794-1871), Classical historian and Liberal politician; MP for City of London

Sitter in 15 portraits
Born into a banking family, Grote devoted himself to scholarship and radical politics and was a follower of the Utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Between 1826 and 1830, he was one of the promoters of the new University College London for Dissenters who were not members of the Church of England. After the Reform Bill of 1832, Grote was inspired to stand for Parliament and won a seat in the first reformed House of Commons.

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George Grote, by Thomas Stewardson - NPG 365

George Grote

by Thomas Stewardson
oil on canvas, 1824
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 365

The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 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

George Grote, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax7905

George Grote

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7905

George Grote, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax7519

George Grote

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax7519

George Grote, by Maull & Co - NPG x15481

George Grote

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1869
NPG x15481

The March of Silenus, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41455

The March of Silenus

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 February 1838
NPG D41455

Don Giovanni in London, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41520

Don Giovanni in London

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 April 1839
NPG D41520

A Coroner's Inquest, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41523

A Coroner's Inquest

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 May 1839
NPG D41523

George Grote, by Lowes Cato Dickinson, printed by  M & N Hanhart, published by  Dickinson Brothers - NPG D34996

George Grote

by Lowes Cato Dickinson, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Dickinson Brothers
lithograph, 1840s
NPG D34996

George Grote, by John Henry Robinson, published by  John Saunders, after  Stephen Poyntz Denning - NPG D34998

George Grote

by John Henry Robinson, published by John Saunders, after Stephen Poyntz Denning
stipple engraving, 1840 (1834)
NPG D34998

George Grote, probably after William Behnes - NPG D34997

George Grote

probably after William Behnes
stipple engraving, after 1852
NPG D34997

George Grote, by Sir George Scharf - NPG D16200

George Grote

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink, 1861
NPG D16200

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George Grote

probably by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, mid-late 1850s
NPG Ax7295

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George Grote

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax38662

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George Grote

after Thomas Stewardson
pen and ink, (1824)
NPG D71

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