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Sir James Stephen (1789-1859), Historian and colonial under-secretary

Sitter in 1 portrait
Colonial Under-Secretary from 1836; an outstanding administrator, and an influential, if not always popular figure, he is said virtually to have ruled the colonial empire; resigned office 1847, and later became Professor of Modern History at Cambridge.

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Sir James Stephen

by (Pietro) Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti, Baron Marochetti
marble bust, 1858
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1029