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Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

(1800-1885), Whig politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sitter in 28 portraits
Wood entered Parliament in 1826. A cautiously progressive liberal, he responded to the shifts in public opinion in his time. He was enthusiastic about Parliamentary reform and was committed to repealing the Corn Laws. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on his father's death in 1846. He held several senior government offices, including Chancellor of the Exchequer, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India.

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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

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 5580

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by Sir George Hayter
oil on millboard, 1833-1843
NPG 5580

The Coalition Ministry, 1854, by Sir John Gilbert - NPG 1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
pencil, pen and ink and wash, 1855
NPG 1125

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854', by William Walker, after  Sir John Gilbert - NPG 1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, by Anthony de Brie (Bree), after  George Richmond - NPG 1677

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by Anthony de Brie (Bree), after George Richmond
oil on canvas, (1873)
NPG 1677

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16400

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16400

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, by William Walker & Sons - NPG x13324

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x13324

Joint Secretaries of the Treasury (Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax; Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41237

Joint Secretaries of the Treasury (Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax; Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 February 1834
NPG D41237

The Triumph of Independence, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41238

The Triumph of Independence

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 February 1834
NPG D41238

A Pair of "Wood"-be Conservatives (Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey; Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41572

A Pair of "Wood"-be Conservatives (Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey; Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 May 1840
NPG D41572

Robinson Crusoe and his Man Friday (Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey; Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41575

Robinson Crusoe and his Man Friday (Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey; Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 June 1840
NPG D41575

The "Dilly" Looking Up, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41576

The "Dilly" Looking Up

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 June 1840
NPG D41576

New Game of Snap-Apple, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41580

New Game of Snap-Apple

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 July 1840
NPG D41580

Breaking up for the Vacation, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41584

Breaking up for the Vacation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 August 1840
NPG D41584

Vacation Amusements. (No.2.) Swing, Swong! (Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax; Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41586

Vacation Amusements. (No.2.) Swing, Swong! (Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax; Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 September 1840
NPG D41586

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D33637

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
NPG D33637

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D41603

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
NPG D41603

Vingt-Un Versus Fives!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment - NPG D41613

Vingt-Un Versus Fives!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment
lithograph, published 5 May 1841
NPG D41613

A Perambulatory Advertisement, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment - NPG D41615

A Perambulatory Advertisement

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment
lithograph, published 7 May 1841
NPG D41615

Steering between Scylla and Charybdis, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment - NPG D41618

Steering between Scylla and Charybdis

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment
lithograph, published 19 May 1841
NPG D41618

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