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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

(1806-1863), Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer and editor of the Edinburgh Review; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 10 portraits
Entering Parliament as a Liberal in 1847, George Cornewall Lewis served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1855-8), Home Secretary (1859-61) and Secretary of War (1861-3). He was the author of An Essay on the Origin and Formation of the Romance Languages (1835), Enquiry into the Credibility of the Early Roman History (1855) and An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients (1862). As editor of the Edinburgh Review from 1852 until 1855 he contributed many articles to the publication.

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(6)

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(6)

Statue of Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt, by Camille Silvy, after  Carlo Marochetti - NPG Ax59306

Statue of Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

by Camille Silvy, after Carlo Marochetti
albumen print, circa 1864
NPG Ax59306

The House of Commons, 1860, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, before 1863
NPG Ax38688

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, before 1863
NPG x12440

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