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Henry Hallam

(1777-1859), Historian

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 13 portraits
Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, Hallam's first choice of career was the law. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1798, and in 1802 was called to the Bar. He practised as a barrister on the Oxford circuit but tired of the legal profession and by 1809 had embarked on the historical scholarship for which he is best known. His works included View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages (1818) and Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries (1838-9). He was active in Victorian intellectual life and was involved in many of the learned societies and literary clubs of the day. He helped found London University, and was a founder member of the Statistical Society.

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Henry Hallam, by George Richmond - NPG 5139

Henry Hallam

by George Richmond
chalk, 1843
NPG 5139

Henry Hallam, by George Perfect Harding, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D839

Henry Hallam

by George Perfect Harding, after Thomas Phillips
pencil tracing, 1802-1853
NPG D839

Henry Hallam, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Welch & Gwynne, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D35231

Henry Hallam

by Samuel Cousins, published by Welch & Gwynne, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 26 February 1841
NPG D35231

Henry Hallam, by William Holl Jr, after  George Richmond - NPG D35232

Henry Hallam

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1852)
NPG D35232

Henry Hallam, by G. Gabrielli, published by  Williams & Son - NPG D35230

Henry Hallam

by G. Gabrielli, published by Williams & Son
stipple and line engraving, 1875
NPG D35230


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