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Charles Stewart Parnell

(1846-1891), Politican; land reform agitator and the founder and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party

Sitter in 15 portraits
Leader of the Irish party in the House of Commons, and a passionate advocate of Irish home rule, his relationship with Mrs O'Shea finally destroyed his career.

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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

'The Doubtful Card', by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2250

'The Doubtful Card'

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 2 March 1889
NPG 2250

Charles Stewart Parnell, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG 2850

Charles Stewart Parnell

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, circa 1889
NPG 2850

Charles Stewart Parnell, by William Mervyn Lawrence - NPG x12655

Charles Stewart Parnell

by William Mervyn Lawrence
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880
NPG x12655

Charles Stewart Parnell, published by Ogden's - NPG x197005

Charles Stewart Parnell

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197005

Charles Stewart Parnell, by Charles Laurie, published by  James Sprent Virtue - NPG D21598

Charles Stewart Parnell

by Charles Laurie, published by James Sprent Virtue
etching, 1880s
NPG D21598

Charles Stewart Parnell ('Statesmen. No. 338.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43976

Charles Stewart Parnell ('Statesmen. No. 338.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 11 September 1880
NPG D43976

"Force no Remedy" (Charles Stewart Parnell; John Dillon and an unknown policeman)

by Harry Furniss
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 December 1881
NPG D44043

"The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886"

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 November 1886
NPG D44308


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