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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
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
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54


George Grote

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


George Grote

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


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
lithograph, published 13 February 1838
NPG D41455


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
lithograph, published 1 May 1839
NPG D41523


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
stipple engraving, 1840 (1834)
NPG D34998


George Grote

probably after William Behnes
stipple engraving, after 1852
NPG D34997


George Grote

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink, 1861
NPG D16200


George Grote

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


George Grote

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax38662


George Grote

after Thomas Stewardson
pen and ink, (1824)


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