Joseph Rayner Stephens(1805-1879), Social reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Stephens was a prominent radical hero and a stakeholder in the Northern Star, although he refused to be called a Chartist. He resigned as a Methodist preacher and became the most inflammatory critic of the 1834 Poor Law Act.
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.