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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

(1823-1921), Judge

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Called to the Bar in 1850, Giffard developed a large law practice at the Central Criminal Court. He was elected an MP in 1877. After the defeat of the Conservatives in 1880, Giffard became more prominent in parliament, while his practice at the bar also expanded. His reputation rests on his time as Lord Chancellor. He was first appointed to this post in 1885, but eight months later the government went out of office. He resumed the office the following year, for six years and then for a further ten years from 1895 until he retired in 1905. In total he held this office for seventeen years. Giffard is also remembered for his complete digest of The Laws of England (1905-16), a major reference work published in many volumes.

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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3290

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 June 1878
NPG 3290

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96428

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96428

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127436

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1887
NPG x127436

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, published by Ogden's - NPG x136549

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1895-1905
NPG x136549

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by William Ferguson, published by  Barclay Brothers - NPG x28734

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by William Ferguson, published by Barclay Brothers
photogravure, published 1903
NPG x28734

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x17318

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print, 1910s
NPG x17318

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x17319

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1910s
NPG x17319

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury and his grandchildren, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x131721

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury and his grandchildren

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
toned bromide print on card mount, 1914
NPG x131721

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury ('Statesmen. No. 274.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D43854

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury ('Statesmen. No. 274.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 June 1878
NPG D43854

The Faded Orchids, after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG D42281

The Faded Orchids

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
line block postcard, circa 1903
NPG D42281

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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype on card mount, 1870s-1880s
NPG x128721

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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3644

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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Clarence Edmund Fry & Son
carbon print
NPG Ax15939

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