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Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

(1815-1891), Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Liberal party; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 52 portraits
Leveson-Gower entered Parliament as a Whig MP in 1837. He transferred to the House of Lords on his father's death in 1846, where his first speech was in favour of the repeal of the Corn Laws. He entered the cabinet, as Paymaster-General, in 1851 and his main work during this period was to assist Prince Albert in the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Granville's name is mainly associated with his two tenures as Foreign Secretary (1870-4 and 1880-5).

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Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, by John & Charles Watkins, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG Ax8541

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

by John & Charles Watkins, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax8541

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x24405

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873
NPG x24405


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