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Francis Horner (1778-1817), Political economist

Sitter in 5 portraits
In 1802, Francis Horner helped to found the Edinburgh Review, for whose editor, Francis Jeffrey, he was to supply many articles in the next few years. Horner entered Parliament as a Whig MP in 1806; the main issue on which he campaigned was that of Catholic Emancipation. He was part of the Holland House set, a circle of Whig politicians and men of letters which flourished around Henry Richard Fox, third Baron Holland, and his wife, Elizabeth Vassall Fox, Lady Holland, at their mansion at Kensington.

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Francis Horner

by John Henning
pencil and chalk, circa 1802
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Francis Horner

by John Henning
wax medallion, 1806
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Francis Horner

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, 1812
NPG 485

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Francis Horner

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 4 July 1818 (1812)
NPG D19590

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Francis Horner

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1843
NPG D3099