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Henry Fawcett

20 of 23 portraits of Henry Fawcett

Henry Fawcett, by Joseph Brown, after  Unknown photographer, 1855 - NPG D2333 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Fawcett

by Joseph Brown, after Unknown photographer
stipple engraving, 1855
7 7/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (200 mm x 130 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D2333

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  • Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), Politician, political economist and academic. Sitter in 23 portraits.

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His friend and biographer Leslie Stephens suggested this portrait showed Fawcett straining his eyes given his sensitivity to light. Fawcett's career at the Bar was halted in 1858 after he was blinded by his father in a shooting accident.

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