(John) Evelyn Denison, 1st Viscount Ossington(1800-1873), Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter in 12 portraits
Evelyn Denison entered Parliament as an MP in 1823. A Liberal, he supported the Reform bills of 1831-2. In 1857 Denison was chosen as Speaker of the House of Commons. Re-elected at the beginning of three successive parliaments, he retained this position until 1872, when he resigned and was created Viscount Ossington.
by Alfred Thompson (Atn)
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 March 1870
- Performance: A. O. Hume: The Unseen Force
11 August, 19:00