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Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806-1898), Politician; Home Secretary

Sitter in 16 portraits
Having trained in the law, Walpole was called to the Bar in 1831. He built up a successful practice and was made Queen 's Counsel in 1846, the same year in which he turned to politics and was elected MP. When the Tories came to power in 1852, Walpole was appointed Home Secretary in Derby's first administration. This was a short-lived post, as the government fell later that year. He was made Home Secretary twice more in Derby's subsequent administrations; firstly in 1858-9 and again in 1866.

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Spencer Horatio Walpole

by Adriano Cecioni
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 10 February 1872
NPG 2745


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by Conrad Dressler
plaster relief, 1882
NPG 5215


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax30399


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17741


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by John Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21849


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax8627


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax39732


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1852 or after
NPG D20669


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1852 or after
NPG D16213


The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396


Spencer Horatio Walpole ('Statesmen, No. 105.

by Adriano Cecioni
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 February 1872
NPG D43522


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax38714


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG Ax17480


Sir James Spearman with A.A Pearson and others.

by Unknown photographer
print, 1898
NPG x32130


Spencer Horatio Walpole

by William Walker
albumen print
NPG Ax15855

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