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William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (1801-1881), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 8 portraits
William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley, was a statesman who served as a Liberal Lord Chancellor in Gladstone's first ministry. Wood was called to the Bar in 1824 where he studied conveyancing. He soon built up a good practice as an equity draughtsman and as an adviser to parliamentary committees. In 1845 he became Queen's Counsel, and two years later was elected to parliament as a Liberal MP. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, and as Solicitor General for England and Wales before being appointed Lord Chancellor and raised to the peerage as Baron Hatherley in 1868.

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5116

Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1869-1874
NPG 5116

5609

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley

by Frederick Sargent
pencil, circa 1870s-1881
NPG 5609

Ax39723

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley

by John Watkins, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG Ax39723

x27541

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley

by John Watkins, published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1868
NPG x27541

D20684

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1851 or after
NPG D20684

D35576

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley

by John Richardson Jackson, after George Richmond
mezzotint, after 1868
NPG D35576

D43371

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley ('Statesmen, No.7.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 March 1869
NPG D43371

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