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Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery

Statesmen's Gallery

A very long Gallery running throughout the length of the rooms dedicated to the Victorian period is lined on each side by a series of white marble busts on projecting plinths inbetween painted portraits. Eminent Victorians throughout this long reign are hung here, from Wellington and Barry to Salisbury and Randolph Churchill. The end of this Victorian and Edwardian series of rooms is marked by the large Royal Family at Buckingham Palace portrait from a year before the Great War.

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See also: The Medieval stairs (North stairs) at the National Portrait Gallery

32 portraits on display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery

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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by John Francis - NPG 678

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by John Francis
marble bust, 1832
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 678

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck, by Samuel Lane - NPG 1515

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck

by Samuel Lane
oil on canvas, circa 1836
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1515

Sir Henry Taylor, by Lawrence Macdonald - NPG 2619

Sir Henry Taylor

by Lawrence Macdonald
marble bust, 1843
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2619

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, by Frederick Richard Say - NPG 1806

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

by Frederick Richard Say
oil on canvas, 1844
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1806

Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough, by Frederick Richard Say - NPG 1805

Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough

by Frederick Richard Say
oil on canvas, circa 1845
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1805

Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, by Sir Francis Grant - NPG 1639

Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by Sir Francis Grant
oil on canvas, 1847
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1639

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck, by Thomas Campbell - NPG 134

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck

by Thomas Campbell
marble bust, 1848
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 134

Thomas Arnold, by William Behnes - NPG 168

Thomas Arnold

by William Behnes
marble bust, 1849
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 168

Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence, by Thomas Campbell - NPG 1989

Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence

by Thomas Campbell
marble bust, 1849
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1989

Sir Charles Barry, by John Prescott Knight - NPG 1272

Sir Charles Barry

by John Prescott Knight
oil on canvas, circa 1851
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1272

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by Matthew Noble - NPG 596

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by Matthew Noble
marble bust, 1851
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 596

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by John Francis - NPG 218

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by John Francis
marble bust, 1852
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 218

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Henry Hugh Armstead, after  Lawrence Macdonald - NPG 499

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Henry Hugh Armstead, after Lawrence Macdonald
marble bust, late 19th century, based on a work of 1854
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 499

Robert Stephenson, by Charles H. Mabey, after  Edward William Wyon - NPG 5079

Robert Stephenson

by Charles H. Mabey, after Edward William Wyon
marble bust, 1897, based on a work of circa 1856
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5079

Sir James Stephen, by (Pietro) Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti, Baron Marochetti - NPG 1029

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

Richard Cobden, replica by Giuseppe Fagnani - NPG 201

Richard Cobden

replica by Giuseppe Fagnani
oil on canvas, 1865, based on a work of 1860-1861
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 201

Sir Edwin Chadwick, by Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon - NPG 849

Sir Edwin Chadwick

by Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon
marble bust, circa 1863
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 849

Richard Cobden, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 219

Richard Cobden

by Thomas Woolner
marble bust, 1866
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 219

Henry Fawcett; Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett), by Ford Madox Brown - NPG 1603

Henry Fawcett; Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Ford Madox Brown
oil on canvas, 1872
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1603

John Bright, by Walter William Ouless - NPG 817

John Bright

by Walter William Ouless
oil on canvas, 1879
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 817

George John Whyte-Melville, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 3836

George John Whyte-Melville

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
marble bust, 1879
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3836

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG 3242

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1883
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3242

W.G. Grace, attributed to Archibald John Stuart Wortley - NPG 2112

W.G. Grace

attributed to Archibald John Stuart Wortley
oil on canvas, 1885-1905
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2112

Joe Chamberlain, by Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl - NPG 1604

Joe Chamberlain

by Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl
oil on canvas, 1886
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1604

Adelina Patti, by James Sant - NPG 3625

Adelina Patti

by James Sant
oil on canvas, exhibited 1886
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3625

Henry George Liddell, by Henry Richard Hope-Pinker - NPG 1871

Henry George Liddell

by Henry Richard Hope-Pinker
marble bust, 1888
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1871

John Elliott Burns, by John Collier - NPG 3170

John Elliott Burns

by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1889
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3170

Coventry Kersey Deighton Patmore, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 1079

Coventry Kersey Deighton Patmore

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1894
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1079

Queen Victoria, by Bertha Müller, after  Heinrich von Angeli - NPG 1252

Queen Victoria

by Bertha Müller, after Heinrich von Angeli
oil on canvas, 1900, based on a work of 1899
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1252

King Edward VII, replica by Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes - NPG 1691

King Edward VII

replica by Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, 1902-1912, based on a work of 1902
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1691