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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 141 portraits
Politician who served twice as Prime Minister. He was in government office almost continuously from 1807 until his death in 1865, beginning his parliamentary career as a Tory and concluding it as a Liberal. He served successively as: Secretary at War (1809-28); Foreign Secretary (1830-41 and 1846-51); Home Secretary (1853-5) and Prime Minister (1855-8 and 1859-65). He is best remembered for his direction of British foreign policy through a period when the United Kingdom was at the height of its colonial power. His vigorous policy of intervention, often controversial at the time, made him one of the greatest Victorian statesman and among the most powerful figures in European politics.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, July 1802
NPG 751

54

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

342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
pencil, pen and ink and wash, 1855
NPG 1125

3953

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Francis Cruikshank
oil on canvas, circa 1855-1859
NPG 3953

1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a

P301(2)

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 30 March 1857
NPG P301(2)

P153

Visitors to Broadlands, 1859

possibly by Graham Vivian
salt print, 1859
NPG P153

4969

'The Secret of England's Greatness' (Queen Victoria presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor)

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, circa 1863
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4969

4508

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Edward William Wyon
Wedgwood parian-ware bust, circa 1865
NPG 4508

1206

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, circa 1867
NPG 1206

343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

5412

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, pen and pencil
NPG 5412