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Lord Chancellors


52 People in sitter grouping:

The Lord Chancellor is a senior cabinet minister, appointed by the sovereign on recommendation from the Prime Minister. Once appointed, they are responsible for the efficient running and independence of the courts. The role of Lord Chancellor is one of the most established in government and can be traced as far back as the Norman Conquest. They head the Ministry of Justice as the Secretary of Sate for Justice and until the constitutional Reform Act of 2005, also acted as Speaker of the House of Lords and head of Judiciary.

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford

1647?-1719
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

1872-1930
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

1778-1868
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 270 portraits
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

1714-1794
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke

1940-
Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

1751-1838
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 134 portraits
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

1750-1823
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 69 portraits
Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer

Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer

1951-
Politician and barrister
Sitter in 1 portrait
Quintin McGarel Hogg, 1st Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone

Quintin McGarel Hogg, 1st Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone

1907-2001
Lord Chancellor; son of 1st Viscount Hailsham
Sitter in 49 portraits
Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

1856-1928
Statesman, lawyer and philosopher
Sitter in 40 portraits
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

1690-1764
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

1772-1863
Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley
Sitter associated with 118 portraits
Jack Straw

Jack Straw

1946-
Politician; Home and Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 3 portraits
Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

1837-1913
Lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Sitter in 12 portraits
Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

1714-1794
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster

Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster

1861-1934
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

1819-1885
Lord Chancellor and philanthropist
Sitter in 20 portraits
Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

1876-1947
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 8 portraits
George Cave, Viscount Cave

George Cave, Viscount Cave

1856-1928
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits