Search the Collection

Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, 1st Bt (1829-1894), Judge and writer; son of Sir James Stephen

Sitter in 4 portraits
Judge, author and journalist, Sir James Stephen worked in India from 1869-72 as a member of the Indian Viceroy's Council. Knighted in 1877 he received his baronetcy when he retired as a judge in 1891. His legal writings include The History of Criminal Law, 1883, which was used as a standard reference book for criminal law.

List Thumbnail


Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, 1st Bt

by George Frederic Watts
coloured chalk, circa 1855
NPG 3076


Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, 1st Bt

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x32356


Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1882
NPG Ax17670


Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, 1st Bt ('Judges. No. 14.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 March 1885
NPG D44216

Family Tree

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.