Hugh Culling Eardley Childers(1827-1896), Statesman
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Childers emigrated to Australia in 1850, entered the Civil Service and in 1856 became a Cabinet member in the newly created parliamentary government of the state of Victoria. Returning to London in 1857, he soon became involved in British politics. He was elected to Parliament as a Liberal MP in 1860. A fervent supporter of William Gladstone, Childers held high offices in his first three ministries. Government positions in which he served included First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary for War, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary. As a person, he was described as efficient but rather colourless.
by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 June 1869
published by Frederick Arnold, after Unknown artist
lithograph, published in the Hornet 12 June 1872
by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 November 1883
by Unknown artists
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, late 19th century
- Emily Maria Eardley ('Milly') Childers (daughter)
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