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Sir Thomas Wyse

(1791-1862), Irish politician and diplomat

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
After the Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815 Wyse spent almost a decade travelling in Europe and the Middle East. He returned to Ireland to join the campaign for Roman Catholic emancipation. In 1830 Wyse was elected to parliament as a Liberal MP, where he advocated the cause of progressive education. He published his ideas on this subject in Education Reform, or, The Necessity of a National System of Education (1836), which was his most widely read and influential work. In 1849 he was appointed Minister to Greece, where he served until his death in Athens in 1862.

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'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by John Partridge - NPG 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

Sir Thomas Wyse, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax51165

Sir Thomas Wyse

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 17 December 1860
NPG Ax51165

Sir Thomas Wyse, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax51166

Sir Thomas Wyse

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 17 December 1860
NPG Ax51166

The Munster Catholic Association, by Joseph Patrick Haverty, printed by  Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, published by  Molteno & Graves - NPG D36230

The Munster Catholic Association

by Joseph Patrick Haverty, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, published by Molteno & Graves
lithograph, published July 1829
NPG D36230

A New Version of

A New Version of "Can't Get Out"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 June 1839
NPG D41534

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