Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery(1847-1929), Prime Minister and author; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 24 portraits
A Whig aristocrat, Rosebery was twice Foreign Secretary, firstly in 1886 and then from 1892 to 1894. He succeeded William Gladstone as Prime Minister and served in this office from 1894 to 1895. His selection was seen largely as the consequence of Queen Victoria's dislike for most of the leading Liberals of the day. Rosebery's government is considered to have been fairly unsuccessful. His designs in foreign policy, such as expansion of the fleet, were defeated by disagreements within the Liberal Party, while the Tory-dominated House of Lords stopped the whole of the Liberals' domestic legislation.
by Lafayette, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 20 August 1897; published 1899
contact print on gold-toned printing-out paper, 20 August 1897
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 June 1876
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 14 March 1901
- Margaret Etienne Hannah ('Peggy') Crewe-Milnes (née Primrose), Marchioness of Crewe (daughter)
- Sybil Myra Caroline Grant (née Primrose) (daughter)
- James Archibald Neil Primrose (son)
- Hannah Primrose (née de Rothschild), Countess of Rosebery (wife)
- (Albert Edward) Harry Mayer Archibald Primrose, 6th Earl of Rosebery (son)
- Mary Evelyn Hungerford (née Crewe-Milnes), Duchess of Roxburghe (granddaughter)
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