Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

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Charles John Canning, Earl Canning, by Richard Beard, 1840s - NPG P119 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by Richard Beard
ninth plate daguerreotype, 1840s
2 in. x 1 1/4 in. (51 mm x 32 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection
NPG P119


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Statesman; son of George Canning; appointed Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs by Peel, 1841; became Governor-General of India, 1856, maintaining a firm position during the Indian Mutiny and the transfer of power from the East India Company to the Crown; became first Viceroy, 1858. The daguerreotype bears Beard's imprint on the bottom left of the gilt slip. Beard, a coal merchant from Blackfriars, set up the world's first photographic portrait studio in March 1841.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 19
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 100