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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer

Sitter associated with 224 portraits
As a Member of Parliament for the Whig party from 1813, Lord John Russell's efforts to reform Parliament contributed to the introduction of the Reform Act in 1832. Prime Minister 1846-52 and 1865-6 and Foreign Secretary 1859-65, he exemplified the Whig doctrines of civil rights, toleration of dissent and respect for education.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

678

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Francis
marble bust, 1832
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 678

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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

342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

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

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'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

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, circa 1851
NPG 895

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1852
NPG 2635

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The Coalition Ministry, 1854

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

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1855-1867
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 5222

1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

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

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'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

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta head, circa 1880
NPG 4291

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29967

Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (nee Elliot), after Disderi, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite on card mount, early 1860s
NPG x15128