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John Dillon

(1851-1927), Nationalist and politician, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party

Sitter in 8 portraits
A strong supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell, Dillon entered Parliament in 1880 and was arrested several times for his advocacy of boycotting and agrarian agitation. After the Parnell divorce scandal, Dillon led the anti-Parnell faction until the Nationalist party was reunited (1900) under the leadership of John Redmond. During World War I, Dillon incurred the enmity of Sinn Fein by encouraging military recruiting in Ireland in spite of his opposition to conscription. He succeeded John Redmond in the leadership of the Nationalist party, but his career ended after the Sinn Féin victory in the 1918 election.

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John Dillon, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG 2872

John Dillon

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pencil, chalk and wash, 1890s or 1900s?
NPG 2872

John Dillon, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG 2835

John Dillon

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1890s or 1900s?
NPG 2835

John Dillon, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15767

John Dillon

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1 August 1898
NPG x15767

John Dillon, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15768

John Dillon

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1 August 1898
NPG x15768

John Dillon, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15769

John Dillon

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1 August 1898
NPG x15769

John Dillon, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15770

John Dillon

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1 August 1898
NPG x15770

John Dillon ('Statesmen. No. 520.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D44331

John Dillon ('Statesmen. No. 520.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 May 1887
NPG D44331

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