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Richard Cobden

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

Richard Cobden, replica by Giuseppe Fagnani, 1865 (1860-1861) - NPG 201 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Cobden

replica by Giuseppe Fagnani
oil on canvas, 1865 (1860-1861)
40 1/4 in. x 31 3/4 in. (1022 mm x 806 mm)
Purchased, 1865
Primary Collection
NPG 201

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  • Richard Cobden (1804-1865), Politician; MP for several constituencies, manufacturer and free trade campaigner. Sitter in 47 portraits.

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The original version of the portrait was painted in Paris where Cobden was engaged in successfully negotiating a commercial treaty with France. The treaty was signed by Barouche and Rouher for the French and by Lord Cowley and Cobden for the English; the signatures of the last three can be seen in the portrait.

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