John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1 portrait of John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by George Frederic Watts, circa 1851 - NPG 895 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, circa 1851
17 3/4 in. x 15 in. (451 mm x 381 mm)
Given by George Frederic Watts, 1892
Primary Collection
NPG 895


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  • George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 42 portraits.

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Watts became acquainted with Russell through his close association with the Whig circles who frequented Holland House, the London residence of his patrons Lord and Lady Holland. Watts lived down the road in Little Holland House.

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