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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt (1863-1922), Politician; MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies

Sitter in 14 portraits
After leaving school in 1881, Lewis Vernon Harcourt began working as private secretary to his father, Liberal MP William Vernon Harcourt, who at the time was Home Secretary. Harcourt acted in this capacity until shortly before his father's death in 1904, when he also entered Parliament as a Liberal MP. When Campbell-Bannerman formed his government in 1905, Harcourt became first commissioner of works, and a privy councillor. Two years later he was promoted to the cabinet, while remaining in the same post. Harcourt subsequently served as Colonial Secretary from 1910 to 1915, and in 1917 was raised to the House of Lords as Viscount Harcourt.

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Campbell-Gray
bromide print, circa 1906-1908
NPG x28731

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Members of the Marlborough House Set

by David Knights-Whittome
dry-plate glass negative, 10-17 September 1906
NPG x8466

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140559

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The Cabinet Cherubs

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink, wash and black chalk, 1908
NPG D11150

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee
photogravure, (1917)
NPG D20800

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee
photogravure, (1917)
NPG D9787

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
platinum print, 1890s
NPG Ax15698

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Reginald Haines, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897
NPG Ax41214

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Reginald Haines, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x197783

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, late 1910s?
NPG x168114

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Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, late 1910s?
NPG x168115