John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1 portrait of John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by George Frederic Watts, circa 1852 - NPG 2635 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by George Frederic Watts
chalk, circa 1852
23 3/8 in. x 19 3/8 in. (592 mm x 492 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's daughter, Lady (Mary) Agatha Russell, 1933
Primary Collection
NPG 2635

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  • George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 43 portraits.

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This drawing was produced during the period of Russell 's resignation as Prime Minister . He wrote, 'I cannot say that the New Year is a happy one to me. Political troubles are too thick for my weak sight to penetrate them'.

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