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Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

(1809-1885), Poet, patron of literature and politician; MP for Pontefract

Sitter in 14 portraits
While at Trinity College, Cambridge, Milnes joined the progressive Apostles Club, which included the poets Alfred Tennyson and Arthur Henry Hallam. Milnes entered Parliament as an MP in 1837 and was actively involved in issues of copyright and the establishment of juvenile reformatories. He was made a peer in 1863. His early poetry led many to regard him as one of the most promising writers of his generation, but he is better remembered as an influential member of literary society and as a patron of writers. He published the Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats (1848), secured a pension for Tennyson and was an early champion of the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.

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Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG 2723

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 3 September 1870
NPG 2723

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax17806

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17806

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax9730

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax9730

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x197117

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197117

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax7429

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865-1870
NPG Ax7429

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax28452

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873
NPG Ax28452

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45953

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph with some hand-colouring, (1839)
NPG D45953

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by Richard James Lane, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D46235

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph with some hand-colouring, published 27 July 1839 (1839)
NPG D46235

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by William Holl Jr, after  George Richmond - NPG D20668

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1852 or after (circa 1844)
NPG D20668

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by William Holl Jr, after  George Richmond - NPG D36004

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1852 or after (circa 1844)
NPG D36004

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, by William Holl Jr, after  George Richmond - NPG D9802

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1852 or after (circa 1844)
NPG D9802

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton ('Statesmen No. 62.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43447

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton ('Statesmen No. 62.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 September 1870
NPG D43447

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