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(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838-1903), Irish historian, essayist and politician

Sitter in 20 portraits
Historian, essayist, and MP; born and educated in Ireland, his History of Rationalism, 1865, brought him immediate fame and a leading place in London's literary and intellectual society. His eight-volume History of England in the Eighteenth Century, 1878-90, the product of nineteen years work, combines immense learning with a coherence sometimes lacking in his other works. An opponent of Gladstone's Home Rule policy, Lecky became a Liberal Unionist in 1886 and sat as MP for Dublin, 1895-1903.

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P987

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1868
NPG P987

3146

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Marion Collier (née Huxley)
pencil, 1877
NPG 3146

1350

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1878
On display in the Watts Hall of Fame at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1350

5165

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, study in reverse pose for drawing published in Vanity Fair 27 May 1882
NPG 5165

1360

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta bust, circa 1890
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1360

P1700(58e)

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1901 or before
NPG P1700(58e)

x18072

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen carte-de-visite on gold-edged mount, 1868
NPG x18072

x19968

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG x19968

x19970

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x19970

Ax5505

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax5505

x19969

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by James Russell & Sons
carbon print, published 4 April 1891
NPG x19969

Ax29147

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893
NPG Ax29147

x31512

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 May 1897
NPG x31512

D20730

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1887 or after
NPG D20730

D9831

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1887 or after
NPG D9831

D37232

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D37232

D20878

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D20878

D44068

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky ('Men of the Day. No. 256.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 May 1882
NPG D44068

D44936

"The Lord Proctect Us!"

by Harry Furniss
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 1 December 1898
NPG D44936

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