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Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

(1812-1895), Lord Chancellor; lawyer

Sitter associated with 35 portraits
A successful equity lawyer, Roundell Palmer entered Parliament as a Conservative MP in 1847, where he served as Solicitor General and Attorney General. He joined the Peelite Conservatives who in 1859 created the Liberal party. Palmer was appointed Lord Chancellor by Gladstone in 1872 and was created Baron Selborne. His first tenure in the office saw the passage of the Judicature Act of 1873, which completely reorganized the judiciary. He served in the same office in Gladstone's Second Cabinet (1880-5), and was created Earl of Selborne and Viscount Wolmer in 1882. Three years later, he finally broke with Gladstone over the prime minister's conversion to the principle of Irish Home Rule.

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Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by James Malcolm Stewart, after  Miss E.M. Busk - NPG 1448

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by James Malcolm Stewart, after Miss E.M. Busk
oil on canvas, 1906, based on a work of 1889
NPG 1448

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Leonida Caldesi - NPG Ax39734

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39734

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax8558

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax8558

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax9521

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax9521

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax9565

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax9565

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by William Walker & Sons - NPG x12650

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG x12650

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax10068

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax10068

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax17744

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG Ax17744

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after  Unknown photographer - NPG x135102

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Raphael Tuck & Sons, after Unknown photographer
chromolithograph, mid-late 1880s (1870s)
NPG x135102

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax28451

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873 or before
NPG Ax28451

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17497

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG Ax17497

'Politicians - Liberals', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132898

'Politicians - Liberals'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132898

'Politicians - Liberals', by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x197425

'Politicians - Liberals'

by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen cabinet card, 1876
NPG x197425

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Walker & Boutall, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG x12652

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Walker & Boutall, after Elliott & Fry
photogravure, 1880s
NPG x12652

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax27710

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1880s
NPG Ax27710

The Liberal Cabinet, 1880, by Unknown photographer - NPG x5984

The Liberal Cabinet, 1880

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1880
NPG x5984

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x127657

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass copy negative, 1883
NPG x127657

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x127658

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass copy negative, 1883
NPG x127658

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x12651

Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1883
NPG x12651

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