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The Derby Cabinet of 1867

4 of 104 portraits of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

The Derby Cabinet of 1867, by Henry Gales, 1868 - NPG 4893 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Derby Cabinet of 1867

by Henry Gales
watercolour, 1868
30 in. x 47 1/2 in. (762 mm x 1207 mm)
Purchased, 1972
Primary Collection
NPG 4893


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Said to have been painted by Gales to a design by John Gilbert, this portrait represents the Conservative ministers sitting in consultation upon the question of the Abyssian expedition. The Prime Minister, the Earl of Derby stands at the head of the table addressing the cabinet; Disraeli stands at the other end of the table, paper in hand.

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