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Sir Thomas Wyse (1791-1862), Irish politician and diplomat

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
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342


'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


Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b


Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c


Sir Thomas Wyse

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 17 December 1860
NPG Ax51165


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
lithograph, published July 1829
NPG D36230


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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