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Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea (1810-1861), War Secretary

Sitter in 10 portraits
Son of the Earl of Pembroke; MP, 1832, and rapidly promoted under Peel's successive administrations. Secretary at War at the opening of hostilities in the Crimea, Herbert was largely responsible for Florence Nightingale, a personal friend, going to Scutari. Although forced to resign in February, 1855, Herbert remained an active promoter of military reform until his early death.

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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


Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by Sir Francis Grant
oil on canvas, 1847
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1639


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
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a


Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax16404


Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17790


Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by George Raphael Ward, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 29 November 1847 (1847)
NPG D35707


Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1847)
NPG D20654


'The New Ministry - the Cabinet', January 1853

by Frederick James Smyth
wood engraving, published 8 January 1853
NPG D45901


Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
woodcut, published 1858
NPG D3253


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