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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

(1865-1948), Politician, Secretary of State for War and British Ambassador to France, racehorse owner and soldier

Sitter in 41 portraits
Lord Stanley served as private secretary to Lord Roberts during the Second Boer War, 1900. Appointed Director of Recruiting in World War One, his schemes paved the way for conscription. He was promoted to Secretary of State for War, 1916, and several times offered his resignation in support of Field Marshal Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. He was Ambassador to France 1918-20. In later life, he focused on re-establishing his family's place in the world of horseracing. Having developed the largest stable at Newmarket, his horses won the Derby in 1924 and 1933.

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'The

'The "Unionist" Whips'

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1899
NPG x128581

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by James Russell & Sons, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197760

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by James Russell & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1910s
NPG x197760

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39004

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39004

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, copy by Bassano Ltd - NPG x122799

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

copy by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1923
NPG x122799

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby ('Statesmen. No. 634.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44692

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby ('Statesmen. No. 634.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 March 1894
NPG D44692

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2668

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2668

'The King at the Cup Final, Wembley', by Unknown artist - NPG D47241

'The King at the Cup Final, Wembley'

by Unknown artist
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D47241

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x31287

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x31288

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x31289

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x31290

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19385

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x19386

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x80288

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1914
NPG x80289

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative, 13 April 1926
NPG x48767

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative, 13 April 1926
NPG x48768

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate nitrate negative, 13 June 1930
NPG x70436

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate nitrate negative, 13 June 1930
NPG x70437

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate nitrate negative, 13 June 1930
NPG x70438

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate nitrate negative, 13 June 1930
NPG x70439

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Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Lafayette
whole-plate nitrate negative, 13 June 1930
NPG x70440

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