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Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby (1798-1882), Politician, MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Lord Privy Seal

Sitter in 7 portraits
Known as Viscount Sandon until his father's death in 1847. In 1819, he was the first hereditary peer to gain a double first-class degree from Christ Church, Oxford. He was elected as an MP while still an undergraduate in 1819; he was appointed a Lord of the Admiralty, and subsequently Secretary to the Board of Control. Though a Conservative, he held many liberal opinions, including his staunch support of the Reform Bill of 1831. In 1847 he succeeded to his father's title and was raised to the House of Lords, where he acted as mediator between the Peelites and the Tories on the issue of free trade. He served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, was a Privy Counsellor and held the office of Lord Privy Seal.

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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

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Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

by Frederick Sargent
pencil, circa 1870s-1882
NPG 5608

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Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

by Maull & Fox
albumen print, late 1870s-early 1880s
NPG x17426

D20617

Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
NPG D20617

D35542

Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Welch & Gwynne, after Thomas Clement Thompson
mezzotint, published 15 November 1837
NPG D35542

D35543

Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Welch & Gwynne, published by H.C. Burland, after Thomas Clement Thompson
mezzotint, published 1 September 1837
NPG D35543

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Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby

by Maull & Fox
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38674