2 of 18 portraits of Charles Bradlaugh
by Sydney Prior Hall
9 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (235 mm x 235 mm)
Given by Harry Reginald Holland Hall, 1929
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- Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Politician; MP for Northampton and freethinker; founder of National Secular Society. Sitter in 18 portraits.
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- Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 152 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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