Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
by Henry T. Greenhead, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Elliott & Fry Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 23 October 1894 (1886-1896)
23 1/8 in. x 17 5/8 in. (587 mm x 447 mm) paper size
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962). Artist associated with 10982 portraits.
- Henry Graves & Co (active 1844-1899), Publishers. Artist associated with 228 portraits.
- Henry T. Greenhead (active 1913), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- NPG x12551: Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (after)
Following Gladstone's resignation, Queen Victoria calls on the Liberal MP Archibald Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery to become Prime Minister, a position he reluctantly accepts. His government is largely unsuccessful as the Tory-dominated House of Lords stop the whole of the Liberal's domestic legislation, and his foreign policy plans are defeated by internal Liberal disagreements.
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