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Henry du Pré Labouchère

(1831-1912), Writer, publisher, theatre owner and Liberal politician; MP for Windsor, Middlesex and Northampton

Sitter in 18 portraits
Educated at Eton and at Cambridge University. He served in the Diplomatic Service from 1854 to 1864 in a number of countries before being dismissed for refusing a posting to Buenos Aires. In 1865 he was elected as a Liberal MP but lost his seat. He spent the next twelve years away from the House of Commons, gaining renown as a journalist, editor and publisher. He returned to parliament in 1880, winning a seat in Northampton which he held for twenty-five years. In 1885 he drafted the Labouchere Amendment, outlawing 'gross indecency', a euphemism for sodomy. This amendment allowed for the prosecution, in 1895, of Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned for the crime.

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The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 5256

The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
oil on canvas, published in Vanity Fair Christmas Supplement 1886
NPG 5256

Henry du Pré Labouchère, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG 2848

Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, circa 1900s-1912
NPG 2848

Henry du Pré Labouchère, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG 2867

Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
ink silhouette, circa 1900s-1912
NPG 2867

Henry du Pré Labouchère, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127453

Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1887
NPG x127453

Henry du Pré Labouchère, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG Ax9141

Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1890
NPG Ax9141

Henry du Pré Labouchère, by studio of Giacomo Brogi - NPG x12143

Henry du Pré Labouchère

by studio of Giacomo Brogi
vintage print, 1906-1912
NPG x12143

Henry du Pré Labouchere ('Men of the Day. No. 90.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43665

Henry du Pré Labouchere ('Men of the Day. No. 90.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 November 1874
NPG D43665

Henry du Pré Labouchère, after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG D41953

Henry du Pré Labouchère

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
glass lantern slide, circa 1892-1895
NPG D41953

"Empire Makers and Breakers."

by Harold Wright ('Stuff')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 25 November 1897
NPG D44883

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Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1887
NPG x92145

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Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1890
NPG x9142

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