William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, by Sir George Hayter, 1837 - NPG 4342 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

by Sir George Hayter
pencil, 1837
13 in. x 9 1/4 in. (330 mm x 235 mm)
Purchased, 1963
Primary Collection
NPG 4342


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  • Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.

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By the time of this drawing, a pose study rather than a portrait, Melbourne had become Whig Prime Minister. He was mentor and adviser to the young Queen Victoria. The drawing was made on a visit to Windsor Castle.

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  • NPG 54: The House of Commons, 1833 (finished portrait)

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